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.

Building Better Global Leaders of Today and Tomorrow - EY Vantage Program

For the past ten years, Aperian Global consultants have been invited to run cultural preparation workshops for EY (formerly Ernst & Young) professionals partaking in their high-impact EY Vantage Program. This program was created to stimulate regional economic growth by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs while providing development opportunities for mid-career professionals in foreign environments. We are […]

Five Principles for Global Change Initiatives

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 […]

Bridging the Cultural Gap - sub head image

In collaboration with the Municipality of Kolding, Aperian Global wrapped up a series of pro-bono training sessions to help Syrian refugees integrate into Danish society, while equipping potential employers and municipal workers with the cross-cultural skills to ease integration. After a full-day spent participating in our Thriving In A New Culture workshop with 17 other […]

Respecting local holidays - Chinese New Year - featured image

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, […]

Top Resources for Students Pursuing a Career in International Business

Studying international business is a wise choice for many capable students across the world. As we become an increasingly global society, careers in international business will be in high demand. The world will continue to rely on individuals who understand the global context of business as technology shrinks our cultural boundaries. Once you commit to […]

Did You Know?: Christmas Traditions Around the World

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Christmas Traditions Around the World

Did you know that the English word “Christmas” derives from the old word “Christ’s maesse”, which means “Christ’s mass”? Christians around the world celebrate their biggest annual holiday, Christmas, in late December (Dec 24-25). Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Protestants and Catholics around the world gather with their families on either the eve of […]

Guide to Gift Giving Around The World

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Guide to Gift Giving Around The World

With the holiday season upon us, giving gifts is top of mind for many of us these days. But whether you celebrate the Christian holiday of Christmas, the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah, or some other seasonal event, exchanging gifts to loved ones, colleagues or friends is a custom throughout the year in many cultures. While […]

Resource Guide for Short-Term Business Travel

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Resource Guide for Short-Term Business Travel

No one knows what to expect on his or her first business trip across cultures. If you’re like Nicole, a professional preparing to embark on a short-term rotation to Shanghai for the first time, you’re probably experiencing a mix of emotions. Anticipation, dread, confusion and unrest are common as you think about your upcoming trip. […]

tips for high-impact presentations across cultures

Samuel had done it quite a few times before. He boarded a plane, headed halfway across the world from his corporation’s headquarters in New York City to deliver yet another presentation to a foreign audience. His expertise in his decade-long role as a business analyst at a large, worldwide corporation made him the perfect candidate […]

When Global ERP Implementations Fail: Underestimating the Impact of Culture

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 […]