by Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Future of Work
Our theme for October was Collaboration, so we asked our newsletter readers to share some of their thoughts and experiences around that topic. One of the responses we received was from Brian Snowdon, Learning and Development Manager at Insight Investment, who gave us a really fascinating perspective into how even the language used around collaboration can be challenged by diversity. He says:
“Even the title of the article itself threw up a pertinent example of cultural difference – working previously in a pan-European organisation, a corporate value title of “Collaboration” had very different connotations for people in France and Holland, notably in age groups that had a recollection of the 1940s. We chose to use “Working together” instead.”
Our theme for November is Meaningful Work – if you have any interesting examples or experiences on this topic, please contact email@example.com for a chance to appear on our blog or in our newsletter. We’d love to hear from you!
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