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Breaking Global Barriers

Posted by WEST Board Member on Apr 3, 2017 12:59:42 PM

In today’s world, technology has made it increasingly easy to expand and do business internationally. With video advancements such as Google Hangouts, Facetime, Skype and Zoom, you can virtually spin up an in person meeting with almost anyone anywhere in the world. Businesses are embracing these technologies to expand their customer base and build teams globally to accelerate their success.

While the technology is well established to expand globally, there are many cultural and functional differences across many regions of the world which make it increasingly difficult to collaborate. Often times we assume that the technological obstacles are more difficult to overcome, but in this case it’s emotional intelligence and understanding. Our lack of understanding cultural backgrounds and preferences around the world make it increasingly difficult to build trust with those “behind the screen” and can be major blockers advancing collaboration and decision making with global teams.

Join us this Tuesday, April 4th with speaker, Marion Estienne, Ph.D., to learn how we can cope with global differences and learn to respond, with cultural and emotional intelligence rather than simply reacting and battling it.  

Learn more and register here: http://www.westorg.org/2017-04-04-working-globally


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