Intercultural Tools 

The intercultural tools listed below are provided as a benefit of Worldwide ERC® membership. They will assist employees in assessing and identifying their cross-cultural competencies as they interact with others while working and living abroad.

  
The GlobeSmart® web tool provides instant access to knowledge on how to conduct business effectively with people from over 65 countries. Developed from extensive research and interviews with business people from each country, GlobeSmart contains information on business skills, culture/customs, travel and general information.  A key component of GlobeSmart is the GlobeSmart Assessment Profile (GAP). The GAP provides specific advice, based on your preferred work-style, to bridge gaps and leverage differences with other cultures and colleagues.

 

The DFA Intercultural Global Solutions’ CultureCompass© allows users to compare their own personal cultural work orientations with over 150 countries and instantly receive a customized set of best practices, tips, and strategies for bridging any cultural differences. Going deeper still, the tool provides important country-specific cultural do’s and don’t’s, rich country background information for over 150 countries, and a fun self-testing section where users can test their ability to apply their new skills for greater global business success.

 

The Global Leadership Development Tool (GLDT) was designed by RW³ and Dr. Paula Caligiuri as a self-reflective opportunity for international assignees to think about their management behaviors in a global leadership context.  The tool, based on academic and practical research, provides users with a measure of their readiness and helps them develop a plan to develop their global leadership skills. As the Mobility industry evolves and integrates with Talent Management, defining and developing global leadership skills becomes ever more critical for international assignees and their organizations.