Articles by Mindful Generation

Scrum Doesn't Automatically Solve Your Diversity Issues

Scrum is a framework for value delivery, but it doesn't tell you how to build a great team. Sometimes you need to stop looking at Scrum for answers, because first you need to understand your team's diversity.

May 2, 2022 by Elroy Jumpertz

Why Did Isha Leave? - The Importance of Setting Explicit Career Expectations in a Culturally Diverse Team

Professional progress is expressed and appreciated very differently in different cultures and countries. Introducing clear, transparent and measurable systems to indicate progress is a good start for aligning expectations on professional development in a culturally diverse team.

April 27, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros and Elroy Jumpertz

Understanding (Cultural) Diversity & Inclusion - Your Vocabulary for Success

Cultural diversity and diversity & inclusion are trending and important topics. This article will help you get started by explaining the most important vocabulary on diversity and inclusion.

April 21, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros

How Well Do You Look After Your Expats?

Reaching beyond the legal and professional needs, we have to understand that when people arrive from different corners of the world to work with us, their mind and body may need things that are unusual and unexpected to us.

March 31, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros

Diversity & Inclusion Like We Mean It

As diversity and inclusion is becoming the new standard in both business and private sectors I noticed how it's often half-done or only addressed superficially. While organisations are eager to comply, sometimes the very essence of what we want to achieve with diversity and inclusion is misinterpreted and lost.

March 23, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros

Rules and What They Mean in a Multicultural Environment

What happens when your colleagues follow completely different rules than you do? You may get into a major conflict or you might turn thesituation to your shared advantage. This week's article dives into the understanding of rules in a multicultural environment and how to tackle them.

March 4, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros

A More Effective Elevator Pitch through Cultural Understanding

A difference in cultural background is an easily overlooked aspect of human communication that has the potential to derail any conversation. When it comes to making a good first impression, which is the case with an elevator pitch, understanding the cultural values of the person you're trying to persuade can make the difference between a deal and a no-deal.

February 23, 2022 by Melinda Meszaros