Dr. Jamal unpacks how to better understand, influence, and motivate a diverse workforce to achieve business results.
1) What does it take to work with a culturally diverse workforce
2) How cultural differences impact performance of core business functions
3) Strategies for building productive cross-cultural relationships
4) Issues managers may face in working across cultures
Zahra Jamal has taught at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Michigan State University (MSU), and Palmer Trinity, a college preparatory school. She founded and directed the Civil Islam Initiative at University of Chicago and the Central Asia and International Development Initiative at MSU. She has consulted for the UN, State Department, Aga Khan Development Network, Swiss Development Cooperation, and Aspen Institute. Dr. Jamal received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard, and double B.A. in Slavic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Rice. She joined the Institute in July 2015.