We are on the cusp of a new age. We are now entering the Age of MultiDentity, the new era sweeping the globe. This era began when the forces of economic globalization, unbounded technology, demographic shifts, and the continuous expansion of individual and cultural freedom converged – leading to an overload of divergent agendas.
The new reality is that culture, labor, capital, ideas, social movements, information, products, services, and people now more freely flow around the world and across national borders than ever before. These changes are rapidly reshaping our old notions of identity at every level, including the personal, the organizational, and the social.
The MultiDentity Mindset introduces you to a complete set of specific skills and personal qualities needed to operate successfully in The Age of MultiDentity. Successful businesses and thriving communities will be looking for those who hold this mindset. The MultiDentity Mindset describes the kind of person it will take to successfully deal with the escalating fragmentation and polarization that occurs between numerous values, ideologies, and identity groups that hold differing agendas, social goals, and degrees of power.
The book explains how and why powerful forces are working together to rapidly reshape our old notions of identity at every level, including what identity means in the personal, organizational, and national contexts. We’re fast approaching the time when companies and agencies will no longer invest in teaching you the skills you need to get along with all kinds of “others.” Your future employer will expect you to come to the game with those skills.
The Age of MultiDentity is here. This new age, has rendered past approaches to dealing with cultural and identity issues between those who hold differing values, agendas, social goals, and degrees of power meaningless. The book explains how powerful forces are rapidly reshaping our old notions of identity at every level, including what identity means in the personal, organizational, and national contexts. The MultiDentity Mindset presents the approach you’ll need to deal with the dynamic challenges resulting from globalization, changing demographics, technology, multiple social movements, as well as the increased fragmentation, and polarization they bring.
The MultiDentity Mindset introduces you to a complete set of specific skills and personal qualities you’ll need to operate successfully in the MultiDentity Age. Successful businesses and thriving communities will place a premium on those who hold the MultiDentity mindset. The MultiDentity Mindset describes the kind of person it will take to successfully deal with the escalating tensions between those who hold differing ideologies and identity perspectives.
In the Age of MultiDentity you’ll hear hateful words, experience mean-spirited deeds, and see degrading images—all attacking or mocking some aspect of who you are, and often produced and consumed as pure entertainment. You’ll have to develop thicker skin, and personal strategies to deal with intolerance or be doomed to live in a state of perpetual outrage or constant fear. The MultiDentity Mindset will help you effectively use the power you have to deal with the identity based challenges you’ll face at work and in the community.
About the Author
Mark Williams is the Founder of The 10 Lenses Institute and WIN Insights. Mark is a highly regarded thought leader, researcher, consultant, public speaker, and the author of five books, including the best-selling business book, The Ten Lenses, Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World. Mark has provided consultation for a wide variety of clients, including Exxon Corporation, AT&T, the US Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, Avon Cosmetics, Colgate Palmolive, the Agency for International Development, Microsoft, the Central Intelligence Agency, Harvard Medical School, UNISYS, Cisco Systems, Office Depot, Microsoft, EDS, the Food and Drug Administration, the Social Security Administration and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies, associations and educational institutions. Notably, Mark served on the Design and Facilitation team for the first Congressional Bi-Partisan Retreat held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.