Navigating in a new world.
We are transforming from a small world on a big planet to a big world on a small planet. Navigating on transforming grounds calls for conscious mindsets.
My job has always been to think outside the box on behalf of others. However, thinking outside the box was "old-school" already years ago. I've learned that if we really want to reach out today, we need to think outside the cultural and linguistic borders as well. To say the least.
Why? Well, first of all for the sake of common courtesy. Who are we in one corner of the world to say we have the answers if we don't even try to understand the mindsets of others? Secondly, a true global perspective includes the western and the eastern world, as well as the northern and the southern hemisphere.
Diversity of thoughts
The respect for a global approach has grown to be a major
prerequisite for me. Diversity of thoughts is an as essential key to success on any journey we do – as individuals or as an organization or business. So, by default all assignments are scanned from a global outside-in-perspective before any action is taken.
23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. But all in all there are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. This infographic is based on statistics from Ethnologue. Designed and published by Alberto Lucas Lopéz, China Southern. More info and details here.