Global Teams

Do you manage global teams of workers? Learn how to align your teams and have your employees working together at the highest level.

analyzing the roi of cross culture training

In a study involving 11,500 business leaders, the Corporate Leadership Council discovered the absence of cross-cultural skill is an impediment to both individual leaders and their companies. Leaders who had low intercultural skill rates were less likely to be identified as a high-performing leader on a global scale as their counterparts who had higher skill […]

Inside Aperian Global - David Reilly, CFO

In our monthly 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 asked David Reilly, one of our Aperian Global […]

Acquiring Small Entrepreneurial Companies Successfully

Acquisitions happen across the world on a daily basis as a primary growth strategy. Fast-growing startups or small-sized companies are bought by more established, global players in the hunt for new talent, access to new markets, clients, or R&D, and a wider portfolio of products or services. For the two parties involved in such an […]

8 Ways to Improve the Performance of Merging Teams

8 Ways to Improve the Performance of Merging Teams As mergers & acquisitions continue to provide a vehicle for global growth, use this infographic as a starting point to understand 8 ways you can improve the integration of merging teams to enhance performance. Want further information? Read about our solutions to support the successful integration of both organizational and national […]

Culture: The Forgotten Link in M&A

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Culture - The Forgotten Link in M&A

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) saw a record high in 2015 (3.8 billion USD), surpassing the numbers from the years before the financial crisis. This year could see even more deals, if we trust an Ernst & Young survey that reported an increase of 20% of executives expecting to carry out acquisitions in 2016. M&As are […]

The Lenovo Way Interview with Yolanda Conyers

We sat down with Yolanda Conyers, VP Worldwide HR and Chief Diversity Officer for technology giant Lenovo, and best-selling co-author of The Lenovo Way. Aperian Global supported the deliberate transformation process of cultural inclusion that Lenovo underwent when they acquired IBM’s PC division. The initiative required engagement & alignment of executive stakeholders from China, the U.S. and […]

Creating a Game-based Approach to Cultural Training: Q&A with Doug Nelson from Kinection

We recently sat down with Doug Nelson, Founder, and President of Kinection, a design and development firm specializing in experiential, game-based learning solutions to ask him a few questions about his recent collaboration with Aperian Global and his experience in the field. Doug, your company, Kinection, and Aperian Global recently collaborated to design an online […]

Influencing Across Teams & Distances

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Influencing Across Teams & Distances

A recent survey by the Corporate Executive Board Council identified “influence” as one of the main skills necessary for leaders with multi-country responsibilities to be identified as “great leaders” (27% reported a change in the probability of being perceived as a great leader, 2012). However, in today’s organizational structures, leaders often find themselves directing multiple […]

Inside Aperian Global - Claire DiDonato, Manager Web Tools

In our monthly 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 asked Claire DiDonato, one of our alumni and […]

how MBA students develop virtual team skills

Workforce globalization coupled with increasingly sophisticated technology gave birth to a new way of collaborating. People can now brainstorm together, work autonomously across time, space and physical location, and come together as often as necessary to discuss their progress. As technology continues to provide upgraded and sophisticated ways for global teams to collaborate, there is […]