No need to force cultural agility upon others [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Marie Gervais talks about Nabil from Nottingham and being allergic to rice in Japan

On this episode Marie Gervais, the CEO of Shift Management, Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), shares how she learned that people can be plotted on a continuum of cultural rigidity. Sometimes people’s positions on this continuum changes over the course of a lifetime, but sometimes it does not. And for those of us working across cultures it isn’t always necessary to impose cultural agility on people who are resistant to such a transformation.

Marie also recalls her experience with an allergic reaction to rice while living in Japan: “I really thought Japan would be easy for me. It wasn’t.”
To learn who this mysterious Nabil from Nottingham is, you’ll have to listen to the episode. Suffice it to say, he can be quite a misleading character.

Marie’s company specializes in helping people develop intercultural competency, manage a diverse workforce and strategize for career flexibility. Shift Management focuses on using online courses, web coaching and blended learning programs to help individuals and industry build talent.

Connect with Marie via LinkedIn, her Twitter accounts for ShiftWorkPlace and WorkAndCulture, or via her company page on Facebook.
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