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The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
As today’s business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. This can make for interesting, even sometimes funny experiences, but can also lead to misunderstanding and confusion.
In this talk, Professor Erin Meyer offers a highly practical and timely perspective on one of today’s most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team's day-to-day effectiveness.
Meyer provides a new way forward with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace.
You will learn:
• To improve your own ability to communicate, build trust, and negotiate deals with those from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
• To analyze the positioning of one culture relative to another on a series of behavioral scales, so that you can decode how culture is influencing your international collaboration.
Click here to read an article by our September speaker, Erin Meyer: Navigating the Cultural Mindfield: Learn how to work more effectively with people from other cultures
Erin Meyer, Culture Map Inc., Author of The Culture Map, Business school Professor at INSEAD
Erin Meyer is a Senior Affiliate Professor in the Organizational Behavior Department at INSEAD and specializes in the field of Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Negotiations, and Multi-Cultural Leadership. Erin is also the Program Director for two INSEAD executive education programs: Managing Global Virtual Teams and Management Skills for International Business. She is also the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. Erin’s work focuses on how the world’s most successful leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment.
Living and working in Africa, Europe, and the United States prompted Erin Meyer’s study of the communication patterns and business systems of different parts of the world. Her framework allows international executives to pinpoint their leadership preferences, and compare their methods to the management styles of other cultures. Erin has taught thousands of executives from 5 continents to decode cross-cultural complexities impacting their work, and to lead more effectively across these differences.
Each attendee will receive a copy of Erin's book, The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business