A recent Brookfield study that measured candidate readiness showed that one assignee in five experiences difficulty adapting to the new host culture. This can lead to lackluster business results, and ultimately to assignment failure. In fact, lack of adaptation is recognized as one of the top three reasons why assignments fail. Providing intercultural training combats this obstacle and supports assignee success, which is a great return on your investment.
Many companies offer their employees cultural learning programs, such as two-day classroom training or/and online applications. But some employees find it challenging to commit blocks of time to learning about this other culture they are about to experience. Wouldn’t it be great to have a learning tool that is easy to use and learning can take place when it fits into busy schedules?
About two years ago, one of our clients was looking for a tool that combined our detailed destination information with a cultural learning tool. This top accounting firm sparked an idea which led us to propose a partnership with a cultural training company. Pairing Living Abroad’s outstanding country information with a cultural program seemed the ideal product blend.
Since then, we have embarked on a journey leading to the creation of a robust learning tool that complements all our destination information. In a few days, we will be announcing the launch of this online tool – the first on the market.
We will be announcing the launch of the Culture Coach Online!
Why take the chance?
Living Abroad is committed to supporting those individuals relocating, traveling or working in culturally diverse work teams.