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HCI Webinar: Comparative International Cultures, and Identities in Organizations, with Chris Smit

In this HCI Webinar, Dr. Westover talks with Chris Smit about comparative international context, cultural differences, and identities and how organizational leaders can better prepare their diverse workforce for the challenges of working in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Chris Smit MSc. ( makes companies and organizations more aware of cultural diversity. In business, the im­pact of cultural differences are still under-estimated. We talk a lot about globalization. The world seems to be getting smaller, and yet we all bear the mark of the culture in which we grew up. This often leads to misunderstandings that are detrimental to your business. More attention to cultural diversity should be a top priority for companies and organizations. Chris puts you on track to efficiently deal with the cultural differences. Since 1993 he has advised thousands of people from more than 100 different nationalities. His work has taken him to more than 45 countries. He is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker with extensive experience in coaching and managing staff at all levels. The World in Your Pocket Chris was born in Amsterdam. He has lived in three different countries (US, Netherlands, and Belgium, where he still lives). As a marketing and sales consultant for the Dutch airline KLM, he traveled the world. Meanwhile, he earned a Master’s degree in psychology at the University of Amster­dam. In 2007, he founded the company Culture Matters. Chris helps companies working in an international context to become aware and deal with cultural differences.



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