In today’s interconnected, virtual world you might be interviewing a candidate in Sao Paulo at 9am, leading a meeting for recruits in Stockholm at 10am, and running a leadership program for managers across India at noon. You can do your work via WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Meet or Teams. That’s the easy part. The difficult part is figuring out how to navigate the complex cross-cultural nuances that lead feedback to go awry, a yes to be perceived as a no, or meeting participants from one culture to dominate the discussion while counterparts from another say almost nothing at all.
In this session, Erin Meyer, New York Time’s best-selling author of The Culture Map, joins us to address some of today’s most pressing HR challenges. How can we leverage the benefits of cultural diversity when what’s considered constructive feedback in one culture is perceived as bullying in another? How should we manage our virtual meetings when one society views asking a question as a sign of support, and another sees it as a full-frontal attack? What are the best strategies for leading virtual meetings when participants come from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds? This talk will teach participants to decode how culture influences international collaboration and develop strategies for working with counterparts from across the world.