on the future working environment.
In the future working environment—for which ‘ecosystem’ is a more relevant term— each company’s and each individual’s position and path will be unique, interconnected, integrated, and dynamic, Sophie Wade explains in her book Embracing Progress. In this excusive with The Smart Manager, she explains why engagement, personalization, integration, and choice will be the core themes for any future-of-work transformation.
Does working with people from different cultural backgrounds make one a better manager?
It is important for a manager to facilitate understanding and set common expectations among a team, so that any member can fully appreciate and achieve objectives which involve others—whether colleagues or customers—who may have different perspectives. People from varied cultural backgrounds generally bring a range of perspectives since they often have dissimilar experiences and understandings of specific situations. Therefore, managers who work across many cultural backgrounds can become more practiced at dealing with a variety of perspectives. In addition, research shows diverse viewpoints are important in the development of solutions for creative projects.