Global readiness—the abilities with which an employee can relate and communicate with colleagues and customers from another culture—will be a key component in their value in the 21st century interconnected economy. That is one of the findings of our white paper, “Driving Global Readiness: A Road Map”.
The report comes from our 2015 Rosetta Stone Business Language Impact Study, which yielded significant insights into just how important language skills are becoming in the workplace—even to companies that are not necessarily doing business internationally.
In addition to startling data from the survey, the white paper also discusses:
- How and why most senior managers are unaware of language problems in their organizations
- The five big business impacts of language and cultural barriers
- The top three human capital impacts of language and cultural barriers
- Steps to making your workforce global-ready
For instance, 90 percent of business line leaders report their teams having global readiness challenges, yet only one third of those leaders work with their HR departments to improve their department’s skills. Why is that?
What are some of the benefits that that kind of synergy can produce?
- Increased productivity, both between employees and with customers
- Market expansion
- Improved workplace safety
- Employee engagement, particularly with Millennials who want to see their companies as partners in their professional growth
“Driving Global Readiness: A Road Map” partners with our new Global Readiness Toolkit, which helps businesses move toward greater cultural competency. The Global Readiness Talent Survey helps with the assessment, while the Global Readiness Focused Development Plan and the Global Readiness Talent Map can start helping employees and managers act toward a more globally competent workforce.
To download “Driving Global Readiness: A Road Map” and its partner materials, visit our Driving Global Readiness page at this link.