Wednesday evening members of the ShapiroCM New York/New Jersey teams gathered for a Cultural Diversity Training and Dinner in Manhattan. More than 30% of ShapiroCM employees were born in countries other than the US. The training looked at communication styles as they relate to values in different countries.
We viewed the Ted Talk "The Danger of a Single Story" by novelist Chimamanda Adichie. Afterwards we broke into small groups and discussed our own personal experiences. while sharing a potluck dessert representing our many different cultures.
The event was part of a quarterly training program produced by the ShapiroCM human resources team for the purposes of employee growth and development. Other programs have included working with clients and negotiation.
ShapiroCM's corporate management recognizes the value in bringing together folks who work on different job sites or embedded with clients to exchange ideas and best practices.
A special thanks to Julia Schuchardt who produced the program but was unable to attend.