A Global Perspective: What is it?
With a global perspective, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, others, and culture, as well as the dynamics that shape it.
Being aware of globalization and how each region of the world is interconnected economically, politically, and socially play a role in having a global mindset.
What can you do to become more globally aware?
Experiencing a different culture and gaining experience outside your comfort zone are great ways to develop a global perspective.
As a result of long-term cultural exposure, you can develop a heightened sense of normality and learn about how culture shapes values and circumstances.
When you work abroad, you will gain professional experience in an office with a different cultural influence as well as gain a better understanding of how a company operates.
Companies Going Global
Having a global presence requires success in new markets, as well as avoiding cultural pitfalls. Business leaders generally focus on expanding into new languages, opening more offices, supporting new currencies, and so on, but that’s only half the story.
It is vital for companies to be operationally ready to fully realize the potential of their international strategy, and this means integrating global thinking into the culture of their organization.
Let’s take a look at some of the many ways that can be taken to achieve this in order to promote global growth.
Become a globalization guru
It is a common misconception that you can design a product for your home market and introduce it internationally. Finding the links between strategy and execution requires looking at what employees think, not merely what they do.
People should instead think about products, features, campaigns, and processes in terms of their ability to be deployed across multiple markets from the beginning.
Accumulate more international experience
Gaining more international experience is the single best way to accelerate the process of going global, but it’s not easy or quick.
Form a global steering committee
Creating such a group will help identify challenges to your international businesses and create plans to solve them. This is another way to highlight the importance of globalization.
Each division should have a representative attend, along with senior executives, who can discuss key international performance metrics and analyze why certain goals were not achieved.
Building Your Global Perspective Course
P2L’s Building Your Global Perspective course is designed to help you and all of your employees ensure they are following the major skills that will enable your organization to develop a global perspective.
Learn more about it on P2L’s Leadership Development page!