Generation Z in the Workplace

| Posted in: Diversity & Inclusion

In honor of International Youth Day on August 12, we want to celebrate the youth and young adults now entering the global workforce — otherwise known as Generation Z. This year the United Nations selected the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth,” and given the current dialogue around safe and inclusive work spaces, we feel this is […]

Avoiding Cultural Sour Notes Conventional wisdom says that one can prepare for the challenges of living abroad by studying, engaging with people from a host country, and learning the language. While these all help, research has shown that it is the intentional, persistent, and focused attention of a person’s self-reflection on their learning — over […]

Developing Global Leaders Lightbulb

Aperian Global recently completed a very successful global leadership development program for a leading high-tech, global manufacturing organization. The program focused on developing participants’ cross-cultural agility, global influencing skills, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to balance local and global priorities. The customized workshop was designed to help the client’s middle- to senior-level managers better […]

Visby, Gotland during Sweden's Almedalen Week

This week, our Director of Consulting for the EMEA region, Ekaterina von Gertten, participated in a roundtable discussion during Sweden’s annual Almedalen Week. The weeklong event and the specific discussion on immigrant youth she was a part of are of considerable interest, given the current political climate in Europe and around the world. We were […]

A Quick Look at LGBTQ Rights in the Global Workplace

LGBTQ Rights in the Global Workplace Before sending staff abroad for short-term rotation or relocation, it is critical to properly prepare your assignees. This includes bracing your staff for cultural and societal differences. GlobeSmart has practical advice and information on 97 cultures across the globe, including current societal attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. Learn more […]

World Cup 2018

Guest Post by Elaine Clayton The FIFA World Cup gets people all over the world excited; over one billion fans tuned into the final competition in 2014. It’s a chance to showcase their national pride and see their country represented on the world stage. Each team has its own cultural style, depending on the country […]

Growing Guyana: Offshore Energy

| Posted in: Global Mindset
Guyana Offshore Energy

Going Global in Guyana On the journey to becoming one of the world’s largest energy suppliers in a few short years, Guyana is at a historic juncture. In this post, we offer a snapshot of what makes Aperian Global’s 97th GlobeSmart country unique, and how Guyana’s government and people are responding to change. Offshore Opportunity: […]

A Glimpse at Growing Guyana

| Posted in: Global Mindset, Infographics
Growing Guyana Infographic

Growing Guyana Guyana is on route to becoming one of the world’s largest energy suppliers in the next few years. This vibrant and diverse country is on track for massive economic growth, and gaining great international interest because of it. We hope this infographic gives you a helpful introduction to Guyana. If you want to […]

Diverse Teams Win in the Workplace - Cultural Diversity Day

Diverse Teams Win in the Workplace In honor of World Day for Cultural Diversity we’re celebrating how diverse teams win the workplace. Diversity is important in the composition of organizations, as it helps generate creativity, innovation, and out-of-the-box problem solving. This infographic is a quick reminder that diversity and inclusion stand to benefit us all! Please […]

The Secret to Better Work Relationships

Are you having trouble communicating with your boss? Do you have a diverse work team you can’t seem to motivate properly? Or maybe a colleague you just can’t figure out? Don’t worry, it’s not just you – work relationships are difficult. But they don’t have to be. Our GlobeSmart ProfileSM (GSP) identifies potential challenges between […]