Module 8: Global Mindset and Sustainability
The overall aim of this module is to impart profound knowledge of the global mindset concept. After completing the module, participants will be able to understand how global leaders are able to deal with business dichotomies, manage the complexities of global business, and capitalize on international opportunities to think sustainably.
The economy today is strongly shaped by globalization. A multitude of employees, managers, organizations and countries are exposed to global strategic decisions and cross-cultural interactions. Traditional borders have disappeared and competition is emerging from all corners of the world. This offers organizations unprecedented opportunities, but also great challenges. Globally thinking leaders seem to help organizations seize the opportunities and meet the challenges by adapting to such a diverse and complex world. A scandal like the youngest German auto giant VW, which uses a “defeat device” (software) to manipulate the measurement of carbon dioxide emissions, has highlighted the importance of a global market leader equipped with the knowledge, skills and ability to Manage the global complexity by understanding the roles of each stakeholder in an international scenario. Since an organization is a function of the interactions between people, it is therefore strongly recommended that organizations adapt their strategy and corporate culture to the principles of the global mindset. According to the latest scientific research (e.g. Ananthram and Nankervis2014) *, such an adaptation improves the sustainable business approach of companies.
Top management, HR managers in an international context, international managers, executives moving into new international functions, executives, managers and developers of human resources.