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Does Your Training Use a Culture-Specific Approach?

In this ATD article, Beth Yoder explains why culture affects all aspects of training -- from needs assessment to design and development to implementation and evaluation.

Cultural Challenges In Global Social Learning Spaces

This article from eLearning Industry explores the stances we take towards difference in our online learning spaces, and the rules we apply as we drive forward to a place where geographical barriers no longer keep us apart.

Social Collaborative Learning

How can organizations harness the potential of social and collaborative learning in the workplace? In this podcast, Dr Clair Doloriert, University of Bangor, Perry Timms, People and Transformational HR, and Julian Stodd, Seasalt Learning talk about what social learning might look like for global organizations.

How to Create an Effective Cross-Cultural Training Program

Today’s global workforce makes it more important than ever for employees to understand subtle cultural nuances. This article from the Society for Human Resources Management will help you to think differently about cross-cultural issues that may arise in your modern blended learning solutions.

Mirror Image: Know Your Own Culture to Understand Others

Those who work or live around people from other cultures understand the importance of learning about the differences surrounding them. What is often neglected, however, is the equal importance of knowing one's own culture, values and beliefs in order to relate more effectively across cultural lines. Read on to learn how to avoid imposing your own values.

How Cultural Differences Influence Distributed Teamwork

One of the most influential forces in a distributed team is the cultural differences among team members. While working remotely is in itself a challenge, cultural differences can unfortunately sometimes send projects off track. In this blog post, the author shares his experience from a learning event alongside survey results to inform ways to overcome cultural differences that affect distributed teamwork.

Building a Global Training Program: Content and Instructional Design

Once a company decides to pursue a global training program and reaches shared agreement on how to define and develop the initiative, the instructional design team can take the next step: deciding what content to offer and how to design instruction to deliver it. This article explains: why training in communication provides a strong foundation for global programming; what teaching objectives are essential for global training in communication; and how to design appropriate instruction for global training in communication.

5 Ways Technology Facilitates Corporate Training For Global Workforce

Training a globally dispersed workforce is a challenge with differences in time zones and the need to train employees at the speed of need, simultaneously. Technology has evolved to cater to current corporate training needs. Read this article to learn about a few technology-enabled learning solutions.

Building Stronger Cross-Cultural Teams

The usual challenges of team building and fostering teamwork have become even more magnified. Dealing with cultural differences, language barriers and remote team members are some of the issues that today’s managers and leaders face. Here are five tips from Business.com for strengthening approach to working with cross cultural teams.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Multicultural Teams

Cross-functional and multicultural teams have become very common working groups in recent years due to economic and workforce globalization. One of the primary talents international leaders need today is the ability to manage and leverage cultural differences. Explore this LinkedIn article for 7 tips on how to manage cross-cultural teams and create a culturally inclusive mindset.