We believe that one of the premier measures of an employee’s value in the international economy will be global readiness—the ability to communicate and relate with people of different cultures and countries. After all, the world will only become more interconnected as companies seek opportunities across the globe.
Perhaps not surprisingly, 90 percent of business line leaders believe their teams have global readiness challenges. Yet, only a third of those leaders try to work with their HR departments on a solution.
That is why we came up with the Global Readiness Toolkit, which brings together three assets that, when used together, can form a business’s entire global readiness strategy, along with our informative white paper, “Driving Global Readiness: A Road Map”.
Here’s how it works:
Global Readiness Talent Survey
You cannot know where to go unless you know where you are. That’s the purpose of the Talent Survey.
The survey is a short (12 question) exercise designed to help employees assess their own cultural competency skills, which go much deeper than just language skills into the root of global readiness. If delivered online, you can have a streamlined method for finding the pulse of the existing skills on your team.
Global Readiness Talent Map
The next step is the Talent Map, which is a graphic organizer for measuring the existing skills your team has (as captured by the Talent Survey) against the current and future goals of the organization. With this map, it’s easy to see exactly where your global readiness gaps lie and what needs to be done to meet your organization’s goals up to five years out.
Global Readiness Development Plan
Now that you know what needs to be done, it’s time to empower your employees to take the necessary action. That’s where our specialized employee development plan comes in.
It’s not descriptive enough to add “Learn Spanish” as an action item on an existing plan. Our Development Plan makes expectations clear, as well as the specific steps the employee can take to reach their (and your) goals.
To see the Global Readiness Toolkit for yourself, click this link.