As workplaces strive to increase the levels of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) within their workplaces, it’s becoming more essential that organizations create a work environment that prioritizes cultural competency. With the increasingly diverse workplace, organizations must evolve their employees so that everyone feels better understood, respected, and included.
When organizations lack cultural competency, the ability to interact effectively with clients and coworkers of different backgrounds is limited. Without a sufficient degree of cultural competency, it is more difficult for employees to be collaborative and effective members of cross-cultural teams.
Raising our cultural competency helps us to leave stereotypes and faulty assumptions about other cultures behind and helps us better understand the perspectives of those with whom we work, culturally speaking.
And, according to one study, developing cultural competence results in the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures and leads to a 15% decrease in miscommunication.
During this webinar, our Co-Founder and President, Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq., discussed 4 critical components of Cultural Competency:
1) Awareness of one's own cultural worldview
2) Attitude towards cultural differences
3) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews
4) How to develop cross-cultural skills
Learn how to strengthen these essential skills and lead with cultural competency within your organization!
Watch SHIFT’s webinar to find out more about how we all can more effectively “Lead with Cultural Competency”.