Dad followed a cultural norm: kids learn how to ride a bike
But in Libya, you just end up stuck in the sand!
kids didn't trust her, because she was 'american'.
She was suspect.
But she did well, due to Mr. Potter, math teacher, he saw a gifted student, not an outsider student, Without him, she would not have been able to reach her potential, Just one person stepping out from the culutral norm made all the difference
With the rise of immigrants, the workforce is growing
But they bring different tacit knowledge
It's a problem: doesn't answer what's in it for me?
It drive people to meet a minimum, not to exceed their potential, Such as writing a paper with minimum words, students will never write too much more!
Imagine three people solving a problem
One is woman, with an accent, and she's the cleaning lady! but she has an MBA.
Ok, you've got a person here who has not hired for their business expertise who is solving problems.
Skills and competencies not being recognized
Leads to many issues:
Cost to employers, they are most likely to leave, as they are not being recognized, Making that change is more difficult, They are handed down, learned and rewarded
Such as driving home, it is an automatic action, But what if you move? You need to develop a new route, develop new knowledge and skills that work for you. And you need to do that over and over again until it becomes natural.
Pillars of this model:, Manager, Only as powerful as the organization that allows them to change, Employess, Organization
What connects these pillars:, Awareness, Mindful Action, Knowledge and Skills