TOWES is the acronym for the Test of Workplace Essential Skills. The Essential Skills have been categorized by the Canadian government as a way to standardize the skill requirements for each profession. They are also becoming the standard for evaluating a potential employee instead […]
What does your body language mean? While we all have individual variations, we do make broad cultural assumptions based on body language.
This site has a series of photos with possible interpretations of what specific body postures and gestures may mean.There is also a recap […]
What is the relationship between cultural competence and the brain? In this article, the researchers look at the important of cultural competence when working with people from diversecultures with brain injuries. Interesting.
Kessler Foundation scientists study impact of cultural diversity in brain injury research
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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and cortisol levels […]
No matter how big or small a business is, establishing good communication at work is crucial to strengthening the workforce and in fostering teamwork. But it’s almost inevitable for a company to encounter communication barriers. How do we simplify the flow of communication in […]
Cross-Cultural Teamwork Series
Cross-Cultural Teamwork is a series of training videos developed by TRIEC to demonstrate how cultural differences can impact team dynamics in a Canadian workplace and offers strategies for maximizing the contribution of all team members on a culturally diverse team.
In the video […]
A Case of You by Canada’s Joni Mitchell is one of my most favourite songs, especially this version which see sings with her older, more mature voice. The reference to drinking “a case of you” refers to drinking a case of beer – which […]