Skill Level Intermediate
- Whether you attend university, work for a company, or own your own business, you know it doesn't take a passport to interact with people from diverse cultures. No matter which part of the world you live in, you need to become a skilled cross-cultural communicator to make the most of your strengths. My name is Tatiana Kolovou. I'm an author, coach, and a faculty member at the Kelly School of Business, where our programs include students from all over the globe.
The key elements I discuss are that it's important to not assume sameness in a new environment. Knowing your communication style and being willing to adapt it. Companies must invest in these important skills. A recent IBM CEO study found that cultural misunderstandings are one of the top three reasons why global mergers and deals fail. In fact, cultural misunderstanding accounted for more than half of failed mergers, 65% to be exact.
If you want to be on the success side of the equation, this course is for you.