Magazine article Talent Development

Are You Ready to Go Global?

Magazine article Talent Development

Are You Ready to Go Global?

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The Global Mindset Institute, aligned with the Thunderbird School of Global Marketing, has created an Internet-based assessment tool that helps employees succeed in global environments. The Global Mindset Inventory, according to the Institute, was created "to help determine a global leader's ability to better influence individuals, groups, and organizations unlike themselves."

The assessment is delivered in the form of a survey, containing 76 questions, and takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. There are three versions of the survey--one for academic institutions, one for corporate businesses, and another for the not-for-profit and government sectors. The survey--based on scientific research and tested by more than 1,000 global managers--can help to determine the success of potential future hires or identify the candidate most suited to an international posting.

The results of the assessment are used to measure one's global mindset in three areas: intellectual, psychological, and social. The institute defines intellectual capital as "your global business savvy, your cosmopolitan outlook, and your cognitive complexity," citing such competencies as knowledge of global industry, knowledge of cultures in different parts of the world, and ability to grasp complex concepts quickly. …

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