Doing business abroad can bring a range of challenges that goes beyond legalities and logistics. The intercultural tools listed below are provided as a benefit of Worldwide ERC® membership to assist employees in assessing and identifying their cross-cultural competencies as they interact with others while working and living overseas.
GlobeSmart® is an online cultural intelligence resource offering instant access to information and advice on how to conduct business effectively with people from over 95 countries. Included within, the GlobeSmart ProfileSM allows users to compare their work style to other countries, colleagues and teams; it then identifies potential challenges and provides strategies for improved collaboration. GlobeSmart has been leveraged by over one million users in more than 180 organizations worldwide.
The Global Leadership Development Tool (GLDT) was designed by RW³ and Dr. Paula Caligiuri as a self-reflective opportunity for international assignees to think about their management behaviors in a global leadership context. The tool, based on academic and practical research, provides users with a measure of their readiness and helps them develop a plan to develop their global leadership skills. As the Mobility industry evolves and integrates with Talent Management, defining and developing global leadership skills becomes ever more critical for international assignees and their organizations.