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. If you really want to reach out today, you 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 know the answers if we don't even try to understand the mindsets of others? Secondly, a true global perspective include both the western world and the eastern, as well as both the northern hemisphere and the southern.
The global approach has grown to be a major prerequisite for me. So, by default all assignments are scanned from a global outside-in-perspective before any action is taken. For your sake and for everybody else's sake.
The shift is obvious. We are transforming from a small world on a big planet to a big world on a small planet. This calls for action and it is all lined out in the 2030 Agenda.
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