GlobeSmart and the GlobeSmart Profile can help address numerous challenges that are common in a global business environment. Here are just a few:

  • Working on global teams:
    • Challenges: Misunderstandings can occur while communicating virtually; language barriers; time zones and distance; different expectations about team approach and process; establishing strong relationships across cultural differences
    • How GlobeSmart can help: 
      • Complete the GSP survey to better understand your own work style
      • Invite team members to also take the survey and compare profiles amongst the team
      • Read about your colleagues' cultures to understand the "why" behind their behaviors; gain insight into what it means to work in their cultures
      • Use the dimensions and resulting preferences to defuse potential conflict situations
  • Leading in a global context:
    • Challenges: Different cultural attitudes toward leadership and effective leadership styles; how to appropriately motivate direct reports; different work expectations; establishing strong relationships across cultural differences; different ways of approaching problem solving and decision making
    • How GlobeSmart can help: 
      • Read about your colleagues' cultures to understand the "why" behind their behaviors; gain insight into what it means to work in their cultures
      • Gain insight into different leadership styles and preferred methods for feedback
      • Take the GlobeSmart Profile survey and invite your direct reports to do the same; compare profiles to learn more about preferred work styles and potential differences
  • Taking an international assignment:
    • Challenges: Language barriers; different expectations with regards to team processes, management, and performance; establishing strong relationships across cultures
    • How GlobeSmart can help:
      • Take the GlobeSmart Profile: compare yourself to the culture of the host country to better understand how work styles may be different and how to potentially bridge gaps
      • Read the GlobeSmart country content to access important information on settling into your new country and,
      • Gain insight on how to effectively conduct business in your new location