Global readiness—a team’s ability to relate and communicate with colleagues and customers from different cultures and countries—is a major factor in an organization’s success in the 21st century. Ninety percent of business line leaders say their teams face challenges in this area.
There’s a new way to find out if you are one of the 90 percent and, more importantly, what to do about it.
Our new infographic, the Global Readiness Mindmap, takes a complicated discussion and condenses it into an easy-to-follow series of five yes or no questions that help you find out where your team fits on the global readiness spectrum.
It can sometimes be challenging for business line leaders to step back and take a 35,000-mile view of their team’s needs and what can help make them more competitive today and in the future. The purpose of the mindmap is to help those leaders see where their needs may lie.
Once that process is complete, the end of the journey gives you three different tools that are aligned specifically to your needs:
- If your business currently has very little need for global readiness, you still have an opportunity to see the future. In particular, the five business impacts of language and cultural barriers and how those impacts will simply grow in the next five years.
- If your team has a defined need for global readiness, but may have some significant gaps in their abilities, you have the opportunity to access our Global Readiness Toolkit, which will help you identify those gaps and how to close them.
- If your team has been proactive in their global readiness preparations, priorities can still change. Those leaders are directed towards our Talent Map, which helps businesses take their future growth into account as compared to their team’s’ existing global readiness skills so they can plan for the future.
This can be the start of your team’s transformation into a department that drives your company forward and becomes an engine for international growth. We truly believe global readiness will become the prime measure of an employee’s ability to provide value in the 21st century.
It only takes a few short minutes to find out if your team is really prepared to compete on a global basis and what it will take to get them to the state of readiness they need.