Organizations are faced with increasing complexity as they grow their businesses globally. As a result, companies are innovating and transforming their global infrastructures, technical platforms and business functions to achieve their strategic business goals. However, too many organizations still have human resources departments that function primarily in an outdated and ineffective administrative capacity. Continue reading “Embracing the complexities of global HR”
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Taking on new a leadership role can be challenging. That’s because of unclear expectations, unknown work processes and unfamiliar relationships. Most leaders need to deal with these challenges when we lead change in our home countries and cultures. Most expat leaders in Japan face the extra challenge of doing all this while at the same time navigating a significantly different culture and doing it in a language they do not speak fluently.
Like you, I know that leading organizational change is hard work and making it successful is even harder. And that’s when we lead change in our home countries and cultures. For most expat leaders, leading successful change of any scale in Japan can be particularly challenging. Continue reading “Leading in Japan: Improving your chances of leading successful change with a Japanese team”
Most people who have worked outside of their home country realize they need to adapt aspects of their default work style to succeed abroad. How we build trust, gather information, give feedback, make decisions and resolve conflict are just a few examples of where leaders find the need to flex their styles in order to work successfully in new corporate or country cultures. Continue reading “Leading in Japan: How to gather info from your Japanese team members when you don’t speak Japanese”