Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mango Languages—"Multiple Perspectives: Why Cultural Diversity is Necessary for Innovation"

"Behind every innovation is a diverse team of people with different cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Although it's tempting to believe that similarity is the path to success, true innovation flourishes when fueled by multiple perspectives.

Research shows that cultural diversity (which also includes ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, gender, and religious diversity) is a key ingredient in fostering creativity and innovation. According to the Harvard Business Review, 'Leaders who give diverse voices equal airtime are nearly twice as likely as others to unleash value-driving insights, and employees in a "speak up" culture are 3.5 times as likely to contribute their full innovative potential.'”

Read more about cultural diversity in the workplace in the article "Multiple Perspectives: Why Cultural Diversity is Necessary for Innovation" by Melanie Moore at Slice of Mango.

Mango Languages is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! Available to residents of Birmingham with a JCLC card. 

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