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Global Mindset

Company Culture

Company culture has been a trending business topic over the last few years, with important leaders like American Airlines CEO Doug Parker1, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky2, and Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Ariana Huffington3 touting its vital importance. But why is company culture so important, and how does an organization identify and define its culture? […]

Top Threat to Successful Employee Integration

There are many benefits to hiring a diverse workforce: new ideas and perspectives, greater creativity, and advanced customer understanding are just a few of the positive attributes diversified staffing can bring. However, hiring employees with varied backgrounds and skills does not automatically mean your company will reap benefits. Successfully integrating new, diverse staff members requires […]

Influencing Across Cultures

| Posted in: Global Mindset, Leadership

In our flattened, ever-connected global marketplace, success hinges largely on how well people are able to influence others. Engineers and those in operations are often focused on influencing people internal to the organization, while marketing departments typically dwell in the realm of influencing external customers and the media. Matrixed organizations complicate the situation, demanding the […]

When we first heard from Sangeeta, we started to learn about her project, her role and the challenges she has with her global team. In webisode two, we found that there were a few issues around team alignment and clarification of roles. Now in webisode three, we will hear Sangeeta and her colleague discuss how […]

Guest post by: Dr. Richard Griffith, Executive Director of The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology Our world faces many tremendous challenges that can only be solved through international collaboration. The stemming of geopolitical conflict, global climate change, and worldwide health crises all will require the pooling of intellect and […]

Around the World Through the Eyes of Social Media

| Posted in: Global Mindset

The Evolution and Impact of Online Influencers Across the globe, word of mouth has been shown to influence between 20 to 50 percent of all purchasing decisions. In the ever-changing world of social networking, this extends well beyond recommendations from friends and family into the realm of online influencers. As social media channels continue to […]

Back in February of 2017, we shared the early stages of our work with the Municipality of Kolding, Denmark to support their efforts to integrate Syrian refugees into Danish society. Over the course of face-to-face workshops and individual coaching sessions, refugees are able to develop knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to thrive living and working […]

‘Tis the Season For Globetrotting

| Posted in: Global Mindset

Americans’ confidence in global travel appears to be returning this holiday season. According to the Allianz Global Assistance Top 10 Holiday Destination Report, Europe overall will see a significant 9.2 percent increase in American travelers during the 2017 holiday travel season (between Thanksgiving and New Year’s). Particularly noteworthy is the City of Lights. After seeing […]

It’s important from time to time to reset, and do what we do for clients, for ourselves. The Aperian Global Online Learning Tools team, who is charged with the recent rebuild of GlobeSmart, our industry-leading online cultural intelligence resource, recently took part in their own facilitated GlobeSmart Profile Team Debrief. The debrief compared work styles […]

At Aperian Global, we don’t just consult our clients on the challenges that arise in a cross-cultural setting; we are a living embodiment of the intercultural field. From an American-born Chinese mom balancing clashing cultures while raising twins, or a Japanese-American family dividing time between countries, to a German national who grew up in five […]

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