We talk to Ricardo Gonzalez, an cross-cultural communication expert, about belonging in a world that is getting ever more diverse and divisive. We discuss several aspects of belonging to help us create a culture where people long to be.
2:40 - what attracted Ricardo to the topic of belonging.
4:06 - Diversity and inclusion should have its foundation on belonging.
5:52 - why belonging is more powerful than inclusion.
7:46 - diversity and belonging.
8:44 - what constitutes a culture?
9:20 - cognitive diversity.
9:41 - should all people to all groups?
10:41 - why a team needs a strong culture
11:45 - can't we choose to which groups we want to belong?
12:49 - to belong or not to belong.
14:01 - I did not belong at my own house party.
16:58 - we can't belong if we have different beliefs and values.
17:42 - diversity vs team fit.
19:40 - company culture statement.
23:26 - high context vs low context cultures.
27:01 - why leaders need to be more high context.
28:00 - caught in-between cultures.
33:03 - how to find a place where you belong.
36:39 - people are attracted to people like themselves.
37:19 - belonging vs fitting in.
38:41 - lack of integration has been demonised.
41:14 - being unfairly rejected by the group where you thought you belonged.
47:40 - ex-communication and cancel culture.
48:37 - root of ex-communication is that leaders value results over people.
49:06 - empathy vs sympathy vs compassion.
50:27 - how to regroup after you've been hurt.
53:35 - the link between belonging and performance.
57:30 - making people feel like they belong in order to use them.
58:18 - about the book: To belong or not to belong.
01:00:02 - connect with Ricardo.
You can find more detailed show notes with links to references at: https://candourpodcast.com/ricardo-gonzalez-e2/