The Impact of Globalization on Learning

4/16/2014

And diverse populations mean diverse customer bases. Therefore, we, as individuals and companies, need to think about different ways of learning that will help us better address our customer bases.

For example, the population of an increasing number of countries is extremely culturally mixed, and on top of that pretty sophisticated. There is high mobility among individuals, with thousands travelling for long and short work-related trips daily. With more and more companies employing people in different countries across the globe, and with the regular advances in technology, the borders of time and space are disappearing, making virtual work and learning more and more important to leaders and employees.

This all means that global employees and business leaders need to truly understand the impact of culture on their work and pursue learning initiatives that will help them leverage diversity to see better results.

Lynne Tarter