Global Mindset

Is business taking you across borders? Read our stories from the training room to better understand the global mindset facilitated through Aperian Global.

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, […]

Intercultural Training Adapts to Changing World

In today’s global business environment, understanding other cultures provide 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 […]

Summer Reflections on Global Mindset Development

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 […]

Meet Sangeeta: Webisode One

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 communication. […]

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 […]

Blog: Top Five Staff Picks- Noteworthy reads on global talent development

Thanks to the expertise and experience of our employees, we’ve curated a monthly collection of note-worthy, thought-provoking content such as articles, books, podcasts and more. Each month we’ll share novel content in areas related to global talent development, such as global leadership, inclusion & diversity, cultural agility, teaming effectiveness, and much more. This month we’ve […]

Blog: Stories From the Training Room

While we certainly do our best to design a workshop session for a desired outcome, there are often unexpected moments of laughter, revelations, tears, or tension. The best planning cannot account for these valuable moments of learning that happen thanks to our participants, and the thoughts and behaviors that our programs trigger. As facilitators, trainers […]

Gender Bias Across Borders "Women, we support you"

Research by Diversity Council Australia found that 37% of young fathers seriously considered leaving their workplaces due to a lack of flexibility. Replacing a departing employee can cost as much as 75% of his or her annual salary. Both men and women are more likely to leave an organization that does not support a proactive, […]

Preparing Foreign Students for Studying in the U.S.

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 to the November 2016 Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education. […]

Taking Software and Technology Initiatives Across Borders

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 […]