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?
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