Review Bridge the culture gaps: A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace (a review)
Described in the cover blurb as ‘a book on culture for the 21st century’ Robert Gibson’s new book offers a toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace. In its twelve chapters it covers the impact of culture on international business, intercultural competence, diversity, managing global change and international assignments together with down-to-earth discussions of culture and communication, decision making, leadership and managing global change. The former head of cultural training at Siemens in Germany, Robert Gibson has also worked for the Business University at Bologna and is a member of SIETAR (the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research). Bridge the Culture Gaps is written as a self-help guide but is eminently suitable for use on training courses both in company and in college. Each chapter begins with key questions to provoke thought and contains exercises based on critical incidents and case studies to develop awareness and critical skills.