I believe it is essential for any business to first understand its purpose – its why – before adding new products or services or competing in new markets.
When I started Culture Advantage, I had to go through my own discovery process. This process helped me realise that I love inspiring inclusive workplaces where the best can thrive.
Because I care about workplace culture, it made sense to get my Cultural Intelligence certification. Now I can offer Cultural Intelligence (CQ) consulting and workshops to my toolbelt of service offerings.
Before I elaborate on this new service, I thought it would be a good idea to recap how Culture Advantage can already help you become an employer who is competitive in the job market.
If, like me, you believe that the single greatest opportunity for a competitive advantage is your company culture, then you likely already invest in your people. You will also know that no significant growth happens overnight, nor does it come automatically.
I work with HR and hiring managers to tailor a recruitment and hiring process that is appropriate for your context. Your new talent needs a lean onboarding process to help them hit the ground running. And, next year half the workforce will be millennials, so your managers will need to know how to attract and retain this innovative generation.
Read more about how I can help you build your teams.
Talented teams need strong leaders and some of my fondest memories are seeing the next wave of leaders grow under my tutelage. Today’s leaders also need cultural intelligence and the maturity to manage their unconscious bias. Some teams may come across as dysfunctional when in fact they simply need some guidance and fine tuning. I can help you navigate these delicate team dynamics.
Read more about how I can help grow your teams to be highly effective and efficient.
I love coaching and mentoring people so they can reach their full potential. I help individuals understand what motivates them, and then I work with them to develop a career action plan to achieve their goals.
Read more about how I can help develop you or your high potential team members.
In order to cultivate an engaging, attractive workplace culture, you need to first know what your culture is. Be sure to only measure what you are able and ready to act on. Otherwise you may create expectations that turn into disappointment.
Two leading employee engagement and culture measurement software tools that I would recommend for the South African market are Culture Amp and Teamphoria. Contact me if you would like to learn more about how these tools can help you.
Cultural intelligence is the capability to work and relate effectively with people from different backgrounds. It’s rooted in more than two decades of rigorous academic research published in hundreds of academic journals.
I’m a CQ Certified Advanced Trainer which mean that besides having a deep understanding of cultural intelligence and its value to organisations, I can:
I believe CQ is essential for organisations who want to build inclusive workplaces. I look forward to partnering with companies who want to be a sought after employer for diverse talent.