A collection of educational and intriguing articles for those who want to read up on cultural diversity, cultural- (CQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ), gender diversity and LGBTQIA+.
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“Australia is a multicultural triumph. It’s time we start seeing more cultural diversity in the leadership of our organisations.” – Dr Tim Soutphommasane.
Cultural diversity is severely unrepresented in leadership positions within both the private and public sectors. Due to the influence of organisations across Australia (and the world), it has become increasingly important for citizens to see themselves represented in positions of power.
This report provides a detailed, quantitative study of cultural representation within Australian companies, before outlining the primary barriers to increasing diversity within such businesses.
The Other Diversity Dividend – Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovali (Harvard Business Review)
There is strong correlating evidence to show that diversity significantly improves the financial performance of investments (both individually and company-level). If there is such strong proof to the economic benefits of increasing multiculturalism in a business, then why is there still such a startling lack of organisational diversity?
Review of Cultural Assessments – Matsumoto and Hwang
To this day, there is a lack of valid and reliable tests for cross-cultural competence. This article examines this literature gap and provides statistical evidence for the successful continued usage of such testing measures.
CQ-Livermore An overview of CQ – Dr David Livermore as published in Forbes magazine 2010.
Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How To Develop It) – Echo Yuan Liao (Forbes Magazine)
In an increasingly globalised world, it is important to develop your cultural understanding, knowledge and tolerance. Follow this framework to learn how you can start to develop your cultural mindfulness and cross-cultural skills.
Cultural intelligence improves performance in diverse settings – Felicity Menzies and AICD
As more Australian organisations look to break into the international market and outsource goods and services, cultural intelligence is becoming progressively relevant. Read this interview with Felicity Menzies, author of A World of Difference, as she illustrates the importance of cultural intelligence and how organisations can benefit from improving their understanding of it.
Cultural Intelligence – Earley and Mosakowski
There are innumerous ways that human encounters can be interpreted in a foreign business – subject to cultural and social barriers that frequently encourage misinterpretations.
If you possess the natural ability to interpret the gestures and speech of foreign colleagues, and perhaps even mirror them, you possess cultural intelligence. In a world where crossing boundaries is routine, cultural intelligence becomes an increasingly vital skill.
Why emotional intelligence makes you more successful – Nest Magazine at La Trobe University
Emotional intelligence has been proven to increase your chances of being hired, getting promoted, and earning a better salary. But what are the other benefits of possessing EQ?
Connections between emotional intelligence and workplace flourishing – Schutte and Loi
This study shows a strong correlation between high emotional intelligence and better mental health, higher work engagement, and increased workplace satisfaction.
Emotional and cultural intelligence in diverse workplaces: getting out of the box – Clark and Polesello
How does emotional and cultural intelligence assist us in navigating the workplace? After consulting a wide array of literature, the authors come to the conclusion that boards and managerial staff who possess high emotional and cultural intelligence help their employees to achieve organisational outcomes, and improve workplace culture and inclusion.
Gender Equality Progress in Australia is in trouble. Are we excluding men from this conversation? Are rural areas more progressive? How do different generations view this? Sneak peak: 88% of Australians still view inequality as a problem.
ToolKit for Gender Advocacy – Joanna Richards
A toolkit to assist if you advocate to parliamentarians and want to shape policy.
The untapped power reserves of diversity and inclusion – Jeremy Wray
Since 2016, there has been an enormous shift in the adoption of diversity practices in the oil and gas industry. A great Case study for embracing diversity adn inclusion (D&I) practices.
From gender equity and cultural diversity to sexual orientation and physical disabilities, companies are changing their outlooks and practices towards those that have traditionally been ostracized.