August 11th, 1-2 EST / 2-3 ADT
The pandemic has transformed business operations and employee expectations. With 77% of Canadians desiring flexibility to work in the office and remotely, the hybrid workplace model is becoming the “new normal.” The hybrid model has allowed organizations to access global talent and support the creation of broadly diverse teams that bring together different skill sets, experiences and ideas, and create opportunities to learn and grow from different cultures and wisdoms.
Hybrid is the new normal, and an opportunity to rethink and remake organizational culture together. A recent HP Canada survey found that over a third of Canadian employees believe a hybrid work model is the most beneficial for advancing marginalized groups. Yet the increasing multicultural workforce comes with the challenge of integrating different cultures and wisdom in the workplace. While the importance of workplace culture is growing, and a Deloitte survey found that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success, 81% of employees believe their managers need to be better trained to effectively manage a hybrid workplace team. In the post-secondary world, some institutes’ anti-discrimination policies have required learning modules related to cultural diversity, and created opportunities for intercultural learning though events and celebrations.
What is clear is that as employers, post-secondary institutes, non-profits, and the people that work at and with them, we all have a role to play in better understanding and engaging people from different cultural backgrounds to build a better future of work. To do this, organizations need to develop processes and practices that better support cultural diversity and understanding across all areas and functions of an organization or community.
Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational initiatives, experiences and learnings in integrating different cultures in the workplace.
Introduced by Florence Rousseau, Director, Marketing & Communications, Magnet, and moderated by Chantal Brine, CEO, EnPoint, we invite you to the next installment of the Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour series for community building and an inspirational panel discussion and Q&A!
If you are unable to join us live, sign-up anyways and you’ll receive instructions on how to access the recording afterwards.
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