Inclusion and cultural competence are strategic business imperatives. Effectively executing any business strategy requires cultural competence. Gaining competitive advantage, maintaining profitability, and moving your organization into the future is NOW dependent on your leadership ability to foster an inclusive environment and tap into different backgrounds and perspectives.
Cultural competence is not just a nice thing to have in today’s organizations. The compliance and diversity programs that many organizations tried to implement were a good try, but they just didn’t cut it. Leading companies are already strategically recruiting for diverse work forces, accelerating the development of diverse leaders, and integrating inclusion as a fundamental part of their team norms. Most organizations are not prepared to compete with these early adopters, and will lose market share because of it. Are you ready?
We work with individuals, teams, and organizations in education, government, healthcare, non-profit, and the private sector. Our track record is proven. See our client testimonials to learn more about what makes us credible (link to testimonials). We use a premier, in-depth cultural competency assessment to create a customized profile and developmental roadmap, which is research validated and administered to tens of thousands globally. We give our clients the skills they need to:
- Recognize unconscious biases and other obstacles to inclusion
- Effectively communicate and navigate between different cultures
- Identify and utilize emerging technology to increase team cohesion and collaboration
- Gain innovative ideas and rewards from different backgrounds and perspectives
- Transition diversity and inclusion from a mere company program to an integrated business strategy
- Increase productivity, revenue and profit
In diversity, inclusion and cultural competency efforts, we have worked in different industries providing solution-focused services, conducting research, and consulting with organizational leadership. Each opportunity required a culturally sensitive approach with thorough knowledge and exceptional expertise to ensure success. Increasing cultural competency reaches beyond building personal relationships. It offers an opportunity to improve teams and organizations that optimize performance across all functions and exceed strategic priorities.
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