Internationalization: why do we need a global mindset? Lessons learned from Malta and Iraq con Viviana Premazzi e Alessia Paola Casale
“The world is becoming a global village” they used to say a few decades ago… and, yes, to a certain extent, it has become and it is.
Travelling and communication have become easier, cheaper, and international mobility for study and work it is nowadays the reality of many around the world.Companies and organizations operate in a global marketplace; they need to operate in and from different locations, and across sectors, interacting with different cultures and environments, globally and locally.
Globalization has also increased cultural diversity in our societies, and companies and organizations are recognizing its value in terms of innovation and creativity.
However, together with opportunities, cultural diversity brings also challenges: from internal organizational structure to company strategy, from human resource management to interacting and doing business across different markets.
This is why nowadays managers and directors need to develop a global mindset!
People with a global mindset are curious and open to the world(s) around them. They recognize the importance of cultural differences and they work to transform them into a real competitive advantage.
They value having employees and partners from all over the world that can help them to create innovative services and products and to reach new markets.
They are aware of the importance of promoting inclusive workplaces, creating communities and a sense of belonging to attract and retain diverse talent.
Based on the first-hand experience of the trainers and case studies, the session will address challenges and lessons learned by Italian companies and organizations that have started a new business, investments and services in two peculiar multicultural and international countries, which are using culture to foster their development and innovation: Malta and Iraq.
The webinar will be moderated by Gradiola Kapaj.*