We recently ran an inclusion & diversity workshop that focused on bringing the tech and non-tech functions in the organization to collaborate better together. Early on in the day, our facilitator posed a seemingly simple question to the group: “How would you describe the group that you do not belong to?” The purpose was to […]

Guest Post by Daniel B. Kerr, CPA, Ph.D. The number of foreign students attending US colleges and universities increased by 7.1% in 2015-16, bringing the number to 1,043,839. This marks the tenth consecutive year the number of foreign students has increased, according the the November 2016 Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education. […]

global platform, local implementation

The offices of the German-based tech company, Das, are buzzing as the organization works to release a new global HR (human resources) software program. Localization teams work hard to translate the software into English, French, and Arabic for customers with offices in multiple locations around the world. Everything seems to be going well after the […]

In our monthly 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 asked Amanda Paulson, our Director of Product Development, […]

A global manufacturing company out of London was merging with another company in the same sector located in Kitakyushu, Japan, and the change will mesh two very different corporate and national cultures. The company established change leaders and managers, and was determined to maintain and improve the customer experience throughout the merger. What they didn’t […]

Wang is frantically tapping away on his laptop keyboard. He yawns. It’s getting late and he is starting to worry that he won’t make it out of the office in time to buy last-minute gifts — gifts he is planning to bring home to his family on a 10-hour train ride to Changchun, Jilin Province, […]

When Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business, the Chinese leadership team was determined to fully integrate these two distinct brands and create a new, global business culture. Lenovo’s IT organization was put in charge of replacing legacy systems with an Employee Resource Planning (ERP) system that could “foster standardized processes yet remain flexible enough to handle […]

fostering motivation with learners in the global workplace

A senior executive at a large global corporation, Maria, struggles to motivate employees in Taipei during training sessions. Maria uses a variety of tactics to motivate employees during training periods, and those ongoing initiatives are largely the same through her branch of the corporation, which employs workers from six different countries and offers financial bonuses […]

tools apps that make virtual collaboration possible

For an emerging enterprise that barely existed 15 years ago, it’s amazing to see how virtual project management and online collaboration tools have grown over time. In the early 2000s, the ability to make conference calls was the only tool needed to bring multi-site workers together, and in many cases, that technology was only implemented […]

In previous articles on our blog, we have discussed the benefits of a remote workforce and how to make virtual meetings work. While we typically facilitate learning for our clients to support them in establishing a thriving team culture in a virtual environment, we at Aperian Global have learned many of the lessons about virtual […]

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