Bridge the Culture Gaps: A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace (Paperback)
The essential guide for working in diverse teams and across cultures today.
This practical self-help guide will optimize the performance of individuals and teams working in an intercultural environment. By increasing awareness of the nature and impact of diversity in the workplace and national cultural differences, it demonstrates how to use the power of difference to achieve positive results for all.
Learn how to mitigate unconscious bias to create inclusive organizations and how to use key cultural dimensions to communicate and cooperate in intercultural teams. Addressing the unique challenges of influencing across cultures and managing international transformation projects, this is an indispensable toolkit for a key competence in business.
Leading interculturalist Robert Gibson challenges conventional ideas and makes new connections between culture, diversity and neuroscience in this modern guide for anyone working virtually or together in a diverse team or international business. Use these simple and proven approaches for better communication, collaboration, leadership and decision making in today's globalized workplace.
About the Author
Robert Gibson is an interculturalist with over 30 years' experience of intercultural competence development in business and education.
A former Vice-President of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Europa) and a founder and Member of the Advisory Board of SIETAR Deutschland he was head of intercultural training at Siemens AG for 18 years during which time he designed and implemented an award-winning Diversity and Inclusion initiative for over 230,000 employees worldwide.
He has run projects in Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary for the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Originally a school teacher in England he has lectured at the University of Munich, Ingolstadt School of Management, University of the Arts in Berlin and the Business School of the University of Bologna, teaching Intercultural Management on Global MBA and MA programs as well as advising on vocational education to the Bavarian Ministry of Education.
His publications include Gibson (2002) Intercultural Business Communication and over 70 articles on Intercultural Communication for the magazine Business Spotlight. He grew up in London and studied at the Universities of Oxford and Exeter in the UK before moving to Germany in 1985. He is currently based in Munich and works as a freelance consultant, facilitator and trainer.,