Understanding Cultural Diversity
South Africa is an incredibly diverse country. While this offers many opportunities, it also comes with its own set of challenges.
Effective Communications within one group is challenging enough but when members of diverse groups work together, it can be even more so.
Cultural Diversity is not limited to race and we need to move away from this assumption.
South Africa has undergone a rapid transformation since 1994. Not only has the different race groups begun working together; the younger generation has grown up in a rapidly changing world – socially and, especially, technology.
Do employees challenge their managers, or simply comply with instructions?
Which cultural difference should be accommodated, and which not?
How best do we decide and implement this?
Learn about other cultures, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Being genuinely interested will build endearing relationships and mitigate the consequences of any mistakes you may make.