“This is outrageous. Different people all proposing significant changes to the layout at this very late stage in the project – it’s nonsense. We agreed the Pressing Plant plan in every detail only last week: see my email 12 January. We are getting too much of this sort of messing around. Guiseppe, I call on you to sort out Engineering fast!” The UK site director’s email was copied in to the Italian engineering team and his frustration couldn’t be plainer… Continue reading
Perhaps the NHS could do with some self awareness development? Agnes Bamford, TIP licensee, thinks it could. Read on to see how and why…
The news headlines tell us that the NHS is facing a stark financial situation; it urgently needs to save £22 billion somehow. There are fears that it may not survive as a public health service…
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening in which Dr Lefringhausen shares the latest academic research on the issues surrounding re-acculturation and the lack of proper provision by organisations for the repatriation of returning expat employees.
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein.
At WorldWork we could not agree more which is one of the reasons why our tagline is “Learning for Global Success”, we very firmly believe that learning should be a vital, continuous process and the only means to successful growth and development both on an individual and organizational level.
In the promotion of this ethos we therefore regularly run internship programmes and welcome students from different parts of the world.
In October Sarah Braus, from the University of Passau, joined the WorldWork team. Over the following weeks she will share her experiences and learnings in the first of the series known as the WorldWork Intern diaries…
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A big thank you to Cheryl from Greyson Marketing and everyone who was able to join us at our open evening to present the findings from research we commissioned at the end of last year.
Here are some photos from the evening as well as a summary of the research report.
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TCO International, one of WorldWork’s associated training companies, has successfully used the International Team Trust Indicator (ITTI) numerous times with client teams. In a recently book published by McGraw Hill called Managing Challenges across Cultures: a multicultural project team toolbox, David Trickey, TCO International senior partner, as co-author has included a case study of how ITTI was used within their client Comau, a world leader in advanced production systems. The book includes a ‘ready to use’ toolbox for project managers and facilitators of global project teams in dealing systematically with the multi-cultural challenges they face: how to create and develop trust, build a strong sense of common purpose and team identity, manage mixed loyalties and priorities, communicate intentions clearly and build commitment to key decisions. These tools and approaches are practical, deal with all phases of the project life-cycle and can be used to explore and integrate the differing expectations of how to work in a culturally diverse team.
To learn more about the book and download the section on the use of ITTI click here.
In our March newsletter we published an article based on an analysis of the database for the International Profiler. This article analysed the different approaches to working internationally as shown by the way that some 11,000 people have answered the International Profiler questionnaire. Read the article here:
WorldWork has designed and published an animation to explain briefly what the International Preferences Indicator (IPI) is and what benefits it provides for users. We can supply mp4 files free of charge for anybody who might find them useful. For further details of the product and its uses see the main WorldWork web page. In the meantime, here is the animation:
WorldWork has designed and published an animation to explain briefly what the International Profiler (TIP) is and what benefits it provides for users. We can supply mp4 files free of charge for anybody who might find them useful. For further details of the product and its uses see the main WorldWork web page. In the meantime, here is the animation:
An old African proverb – “The stranger sees only what He knows”