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.

The Fast Pace of Nairobi: Kenya and GlobeSmart

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Ross van Horn

As you may have noticed, we’ve added quite a few countries to GlobeSmart this year… and more are coming! We took a few minutes to speak recently with Ross van Horn, who coordinated with and interviewed subjects in and about Kenya in order to add the country to GlobeSmart. Ross lives in Kenya currently, having […]

Ghana: Invite the Unexpected

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Ghana: Invite the Unexpected

Successful global leaders are able to identify and respond effectively to new and unfamiliar circumstances. When doing business with people in a different location, rather than assuming that the business environment and solutions will be similar to one’s prior experience, it is essential to seek out critical differences—that is, to “invite the unexpected”—and to be […]

Aperian Global recently added Ghana to GlobeSmart, so we talked to our colleague Adwoa Osei about her January trip to Ghana, where she conducted key interviews for GlobeSmart research. Adwoa’s originally from Ghana herself, so we asked her if she was surprised by anything that came up during her interviews.   “This might sound morbid,” […]

Adopting an Asian Lens to Talent Development

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Adopting an Asian Lens to Talent Development

This month, Aperian Global presented a new study, “Adopting an Asian Lens to Talent Development,” with our partners at TAFEP and Community Business in Singapore. The study provides detailed case studies of some of the strategies employed by leading firms in Singapore and if you’d like to read it, it’s available online here: [PDF link] […]

Blog: Country-Specific Knowledge: Cultural Dimensions & Beyond

As companies analyze their prospects for current and future growth, they often determine that there are certain locations around the world that are as important or even more important than their traditional markets. If a country such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, or Mexico is critical to your company’s future, it is vital to […]

Employee Engagement & Culture

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This blog is adapted from an article by Ernest. Gundling, Ph.D., “Motivation, Engagement, and Culture”, first published for the 2010 ASHRM Conference. The interactions between managers and employees from various cultural backgrounds can either contribute to or detract from employee engagement and culture. Effectively leveraging a broad range of cultural factors will help to ensure optimum […]

How to Build a Global Mindset

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How to Build a Global Mindset

The Path to Globalization Companies globalize in different ways and at different rates based upon their business environment and strategic choices. Firms globalizing at a rapid pace due to explosive revenue growth or as the result of mergers and acquisitions may suddenly find themselves with the imperative to develop a global mindset across the organization; […]

Strategic Planning Session: What Next

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Many organizations have gone through huge changes in recent times. They have downsized operations and reallocated, delayed, or curtailed investments in response to unprecedented market fluctuation. Valued employees have been shaken as they have seen friends and colleagues depart and feel that they face an uncertain future. As strategic plans are set for next year […]

Outsourcing & Offshoring: Considerations for a Successful Global Enterprise

The words outsourcing and offshoring provoke many different reactions. Some hear these terms and consider them a natural aspect of globalization, a way to leverage talent given the “flattening” of world business through advanced communication technologies. Others find such trends to be threatening, leading to lost jobs, a reduction in product or process quality, and […]