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Riding the Waves of the Storm of Distrust

| Posted in: Global Mindset, Leadership

The growing, global storm of distrust is powerful and unpredictable. According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer; a survey that investigates the state of trust and credibility that exists between individuals and four key institutions — business, government, media and NGOs — two-thirds of the 28 countries surveyed are now “distrusters”. In modern society, we […]

In our interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission, values, and day-to-day operations. Aperian Global’s employees will provide you with a sneak peek into their work lives and share stories about themselves. This month, we spoke with Jason Overton, our Director of Market Development, […]

In today’s global business environment, understanding other cultures provides a real competitive advantage: Negotiators can accelerate their discussions by minimizing communication hurdles, marketers can more effectively engage with target audiences in specific countries or regions, and product managers can make appropriate localization decisions. Although a certain amount of cultural knowledge can be acquired through personal […]

Alignment is essential to the creation of effective, high-functioning global teams. When colleagues are spread across cultures and time zones, it’s important to meld individual team member’s personalities, demographics, cultural expectations, and communication styles to build a strong team that works together to help reach company goals. As a starting point, we’ve listed ten questions […]

Teams Surviving in Change

Global teams are a complex, diverse mix of personalities, skills, cultural values, and work styles. More than half of all organizations with more than 5,000 employees have virtual, global teams.1 To be most effective, especially during times of change, cross-border teams have to find mutually-agreeable ways to work together to meet common goals and overcome […]

As a training organization, although we do our very best to collect feedback from our workshops, we don’t always have the opportunity to see the lasting impact that our programs have on participants. Which is why we were so pleased to see an article written by Hanne Blume, HR Director for DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest […]

Blog: 8-Steps to Managing Change in a Borderless Workplace

(based on Dr. John Kotter’s original change model featured in Leading Change) The global marketplace is changing quicker than we can react: change is outpacing us quicker than you can say Matcha frappuccino. Our ability to remain agile and flexible is tested. Continuous businesses transformation in an international context means that organizations need to enhance […]

Meet Sangeeta: Webisode One

| Posted in: Global Mindset, Leadership, Teams, Webisodes
Meet Sangeeta, a global project leader. Watch the first webisode chronicling her team’s challenges.

Meet Sangeeta, a global project leader. Watch the first webisode of our series chronicling her team’s challenges. How can Sangeeta get clear agreement across boundaries? Leave a comment below describing what you would do.     Sangeeta and her team do not seem to be aligned very well and appear to have a lack of open, transparent […]

Aperian Global Quarterly Newsletter: Navigating Global Business Change

With global change comes global complexity. We’ve noticed our clients are asking more questions lately about how the development of cultural agility skills can influence larger, global change initiatives. Given this trend, we’ve put together several resources to help educate and guide you on navigating change across borders. Getting Clear Agreement Across Boundaries Imagine you […]

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