Using Cultural Skills in Business


  1. Divergence – Notice differences between yourself and your colleagues in the way you work, process information and react to certain situations at work.
  2. Convergence – Try to notice commonalities in the way you and your colleagues handle situations and react to events.
  3. Networks – Form networks with your colleagues based on commonalities you have, work you share and interests you pursue. You never know when this will come in handy!

By learning about your preferences and behaviors and how they compare to your colleagues’, you can concentrate on areas that you have in common and leverage them to expand your network, something that is helpful in any business context.

Ken Belanger