Here is a scenario, You have embarked on your next expat assignment and you are leading a team where you are the “new guy (or girl)”. Learning about your destination nation proves futile because rarely your team will be of that national culture. Six months pass and you feel that even though the team is working well on the surface , there is an unexplained “non verbal weirdness” whenever there is a disagreement. Is there a google search that can help you fix this issue? Sadly, No. But, this is where a cross-cultural trainer and a coach comes in.
The goal is to develop a skill-set that enables you to work with more agility in a post globalized work place.The training and coaching to develop a global culture mindset should be beyond the Do’s and Don’ts of etiquette and country profiles.