Other key findings include:
●Two thirds of companies are finding it challenging to align with and be sensitive to local culture and communication styles,especially when a company spans multiple geographies.
●Organisations that embrace multilingualism are seeing better team results across the board.
●Nearly nine out of ten employees (89 percent) say their company would benefit from the assistance of outside experts to help with cultural training and cross-organisation education.
“Gartner predicts that by the end of 2022, 75 percent of organisations with frontline decision-making teams in distributed geographies and with diverse mindsets will exceed their financial targets. As a company with offices in every corner of the globe, I’ve seen the incredible business advantage in hiring and building diverse teams,” said Nicole Sahin, CEO of Globalization Partners. “I also know that now more than ever, in these trying times it is critical to have the right communication tools in place to ensure success. The employee experience matters now more than ever, and collaboration tools like Slack can make a positive impact on the ability for teams to collaborate on projects and provide a social connection for employees around the world.”