Are You Ready for the New World-of-Work?
A new sociology is emerging in the world of work. Technical brilliance is no longer enough for success in the global marketplace. Individuals increasingly find themselves in work environments that are cross-cultural in nature and that are characterized by virtual, technology-driven environments.
Organizations that seek to be competitive in the global marketplace must factor in an ability to succeed in these emerging environments. Universities and training professionals must consider how they prepare individuals for the new world-of-work realities.
Keys 2 Culture is here to help with practical and internationally respected learning solutions to the cross-cultural communication and teamwork problems inherent in today’s new workplace.
I am not getting the information I need from my cross-cultural team.
“I am a senior manager with a successful performance record in the US. I have been asked to manage a team composed of people from several different countries who are working on a new product launch. Despite my best efforts...
Global Teams and Partnerships
I don’t think my team really wants my input on important decisions.
“I am working on a multi-cultural team separated by three different time zones. I am frustrated and plain tired by the frequent and unproductive late night/early meetings. Scheduling these meetings to satisfy everyone’s availability is a nightmare...
An Intercultural Mindset
Cultural differences seem to negatively impact our productivity.
“I am leading a culturally diverse team. I have noticed there are real differences in approaches to work, especially in planning, teamwork, decision-making, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships. This has taken me by surprise...
What are the competencies we need for success in the global economy?
“I am widely respected for my technical knowledge and competency. Recently, I proposed my best technical solution to a group of colleagues from various countries. Surprisingly, my idea was met with strong resistance and ultimately rejected by the group...