In a global organization, leaders face a multitude of high level challenges and questions daily when trying to achieve outcomes. Culture influences all of our interactions in the workplace. To be successful working in a global organization, leaders must possess global proficiency.
Understanding one's own worldview, cultural values and beliefs is the first step in developing global proficiency, for those beliefs drive how we interact and respond to people and situations.
Learning and applying the universal tenets of culture is vital in order to understand behavior and expectations of employees, customers or colleagues that may share a differing cultural background.
Explore the five tenets of culture and their impact on business success: Time, Communication, Task vs. Relationship, Authority and Hierarchy, Individual or Group Orientation
Understand how cultural values influence perception
Explore the affect of cultural values on employee selection
Address implications on performance reviews, motivation and retention/turnover
Employ perception checking strategies to manage culture difference
The addition of the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI) can assist the leader in determining how he or she reacts and manages difference. It also provides ideas for moving toward increased cultural sensitivity in order to positively influence business relationships and outcomes. The IDI meets the standard scientific criteria for a valid and reliable psychometric instrument.
Ann Block, Vice President, Client Relations
Tero International, Inc.
1840 NW 118th Street, Suite 107
Des Moines, IA 50325, USA
Phone: 515-221-2318 (ext. 204)
Email: [email protected]