While each unique in their business needs and strategies, every one of these clients shared a common challenge: How do we transcend our different cultures and divergent legal systems to promote a common understanding of our company values and expectations to unify us to meet our goals?
Having worked internationally for nearly a decade to help clients with this and similar types of challenges, we at ELI continue to be humbled by the profound impact of our work with clients from around the globe. In spite all of the various ways we may be different, when it comes to professional workplace cultures we, more often than not, want very similar things.
At the core of our consulting experience, we have discovered that regardless of where people live and work or where they are from, there are fundamental human experiences that are held in the highest regard: respect, integrity, fairness. While cultures differ from country to county (and perhaps even region to region) in the ways these values are communicated, we consistently find that a few key guidelines can be tremendously powerful in providing clear illustrations and examples for how people can interact productively at work regardless of where they are in the world. More importantly, convening as leaders with common objectives, we are able to facilitate the kind of conversations that transcend differences and ultimately create cohesive teams and promote dynamic collaboration.
And a postscript to our clients – thank you, on behalf of ELI, for allowing us to partner with you to help to promote the dignity and fair treatment of people around the globe. We are honored.