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Increasing Cross-Cultural Competence in Project Teams Global teams often experience challenges working in matrix environments. Common challenges can include deadlines, poor communication, and overwhelmed employees. Luckily, these challenges can be minimized if team members develop cross-cultural competence. Aperian Global’s Director of Consulting in APAC, Christie Caldwell, recently wrote about the importance of cultural intelligence for […]

Inside Aperian Global: Michael Shen

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Michael Shen, Senior Global Account Manager

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission and values in day-to-day operations, as well as find out more about their background and what their typical day looks like. In January, we spoke to Project Manager Celeste Kruse, based in Boston, and […]

Inside Aperian Global: Celeste Kruse

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Celeste Kruse, Project Manager

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission and values in our day-to-day operations. You’ll find out more about their background and what their typical day looks like, and— through revealing stories and surprising facts— get a sneak peek into their work […]

Cross-Cultural Challenges in Global Medical Projects

Science and research is a global field with international, interdisciplinary collaborations and globally connected research and development projects. Multicultural teams work together to create innovative new solutions for pressing global clinical issues such as the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa in the fall of 2014. With the multitude of nationalities, disciplines, […]

5 Best Practices for Global Virtual Team Success

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5 Best Practices for Global Virtual Team Success

The workplace we once knew is changing. Due to the influence of globalization and the connectedness of the internet age, organizations are finding success when they build efficiencies and greater knowledge through global virtual teams. Lisa Kieffer, Aperian Global’s Director of Consulting (North America), comments that “a key frustration that global team leaders face is the […]

Disability Inclusion & the Bottom Line

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Disability Inclusion & the Bottom Line

Unemployment among the world’s 386 million disabled people of working age is far higher than for working-age individuals[1]. Although companies are striving to create more inclusive environments, the number of employed people with disability is still lagging behind when compared to the rate of employment in the general population, especially in developing countries where individuals […]

Building Cross-Cultural Bridges with Engineers

At Aperian Global, we use the words “building” and “bridges” quite a bit when speaking metaphorically. For example, we help bridge gaps in work styles, build collaborative solutions, bridge cultural differences… But when you’re surrounded by over 500 engineers, many of whom can actually build a bridge, it really puts things in perspective. This was […]

Global Leaders Use Improv to Invite the Unexpected

On a daily basis, global leaders encounter situations with customers, with competitors, and with employees that they simply could not have foreseen based on their previous leadership experience. Important messages are often embedded in places where our eyes are not yet trained to look. According to Nobel Prize winner in Economics Daniel Kahnemann, our brains […]

Ford Motor Company Receives Chief Learning Officer Business Impact Award

Aperian Global is pleased to congratulate our partner, Ford Motor Company, for being awarded the Bronze Business Impact Award at the Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, October 5th. The Award was in recognition of Ms. Kamali Rajesh, Human Resources Director-Recruitment, Learning and Organization Development, Asia Pacific, and her accomplishments in measuring […]

Tips for Seeking Employment Abroad

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Tips for Seeking Employment Abroad

Aperian Global’s own Diana Zalaquett left Peru to study in the United States at Northeastern University. Her post-graduation job search for employment wasn’t easy, so she compiled and shared a list of tips with her fellow alums: What worked for her and what didn’t? What challenges may be unique to working outside your home country? […]