The business world is now more connected than ever before.
And companies with global operations have executives who are doing business with new emerging markets – different countries with diverse
|Scooped by Connie Wedel|
This is a great article. Jasbindar Singh gives excellent insights to business people traveling across borders. It's all about building and enhancing cultural intelligence (CQ) and taking a "global mindset" approach to international business interactions and experiences.
All her insights are spot on. I'd like to even expand on her two comments about "openness to learning" and "making an effort". If executives can come with a mindset that diversity and differences are opportunities (not obstacles) for the business, the potential for success outside their home countries exponentially increases.
I've seen many an executive, manager, expat or international assignee struggle traveling to a host country with an ethnocentric way to conduct business. "Making the (sincere) effort" is a starting point for building trust with colleagues, clients and people in general. Effort is advance study and an purposeful, humble effort to meet and learn about your hosts when you're in country.
This review was written by Connie Wedel for her curated content on global Human Resources at http://www.scoop.it/t/hrwithoutborders