Global Mindset Strip

We would define global mindset as one that combines an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets with a propensity and ability to see common patterns across countries and markets.

In a company with a global mindset, people view cultural and geographic diversity as opportunities to exploit and are prepared to adopt successful practices and good ideas wherever they come from.

The globalization of business continues to challenge our ability to operate effectively across countries and cultures, which is why a global mindset is an essential professional trait. Professionals with a global mindset leverage all that they know about their culture and the cultures of other people to react to situations in the most productive ways, all without losing sight of who they are.

Developing a Global Mindset: The Five Keys to Success

The importance of a global mindset

Our ability to absorb and process all the information that we need to make daily managerial decisions is limited. To cope, our brain filters the flow of information coming from the outside. Over time this filtering becomes a fixed disposition that predetermines a person’s response to and interpretation of situations; this is known as a "mindset." Mindsets can be associated with both individuals and organizations.

In the current worldwide economic situation, being culturally aware and inter-culturally competent is a must for success in this highly competitive international market. Successful business people from all over the world are competing for top positions in international organisations. Being business savvy and having a good track record at home is no longer enough to secure the best roles in the global arena.

A 'global mindset' is what candidates need to be successful in a global role in which they will need to be capable of adjusting to different environments and have the ability to work effectively with international colleagues. This ‘global mindset’ is defined as having three key elements: intellectual, psychological, and social capital.

Cultural awareness and other global mobility training programmes can equip you with the relevant tools and strategies to communicate efficiently with foreign counterparts and reduce the stress coming from a new and international context. They can also help you to adapt your management styles and understand the motivation factors and expectations of your new counterparts, ensuring a good working atmosphere.

The Importance of a Global Mindset for Success Overseas

According to new research published by the Harvard Business Review, a ‘global mindset’ is what candidates need to be successful in a global role in which they will need to be capable of adjusting to different environments and have the ability to work effectively with international colleagues. This ‘global mindset’ is defined as having three key elements: intellectual, psychological, and social capital.

According to experts, the intellectual, psychological and social capitals that make up a ‘global mindset’ are each comprised of three key attributes that can guarantee organisations that their assignees are ready and likely to succeed in an international assignment. These attributes are:

  1. Intellectual Capital: Global business savvy, cognitive complexity and a cosmopolitan outlook.
  2. Psychological Capital: Passion for diversity, thirst for adventure and self-assurance.
  3. Social Capital: Intercultural empathy, interpersonal impact and diplomacy.

The skills necessary for success in international assignments are not necessarily skills you are born with but can be acquired through cross cultural awareness training and international exposure.

Cultural awareness and other global mobility training programmes can equip you with the relevant tools and strategies to communicate efficiently with foreign counterparts and reduce the stress coming from a new and international context. They can also help you to adapt your management styles and understand the motivation factors and expectations of your new counterparts, ensuring a good working atmosphere.

We transform global organizations, by transforming their leaders. We put hundreds of an organization's leaders through in-depth programs. We work on mindsets – because mindsets drive beliefs, and beliefs drive behaviors. Organizations become more constructive – which leads to agility, and therefore effectiveness, in this new world.

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