MAKING THE CULTURAL LEAP FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER
Career starters find it challenging interpreting, and adapting, to a different set of cultural characteristics.
Simply put - cultural influences are harder to decode and respond to. How can you help your bright young minds make the jump:
Here’s 3 examples of initiatives that can help:
1. Develop & appoint mentors with the skills to educate and support early careers hires through cultural transition.
2. Include cultural awareness training 'early' in development programs – e.g. communication styles, team dynamics, courageous conversations, listen v speak.
3. Teach ‘Active Listening’ as an attribute and skill. It helps identify, filter and respond to situations before they become points of tension.
Dedicating resources and time to development is a balancing act. Most immersion happens ‘on the job’ which is where the cultural nuances come to life. Helping your graduates interpret and navigate through these sets them up to thrive.
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