SCORING AND INTERPRETATION: Because experiences influence global mindset in a positive or negative manner, you can take steps to improve your global mindset. Based on your score, you might consider some personal development activities such as taking self-study, university, or other formal courses; attending in-company seminars or management development programs; joining a culturally diverse student organization or volunteering for an international organization; or befriending more people from other cultures.
Global Mindset Results = 22
Your score between 21 and 35 indicates that you have a moderate global mindset. You do not exhibit extremely high parochialism, but at the same time you are not as open to people from other cultures as you could be. In addition to the self-development activities listed above, you might consider joining some culturally diverse student organizations and making a point of befriending some people from other cultures to gain more experience and become more comfortable with people from other cultures.
Global mindset reflects how well we influence people, groups, and organizations from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The ability to work effectively with people from many parts of the world will help you to perform well on the job and advance your career faster. After completing the self-assessment, answer the following questions:
- Do you think that your score accurately reflects your global mindset? Why or why not? What, if anything, is missing from the assessment?
- How do you think that having a higher global mindset will help you to be a better manager and leader? How can this characteristic help you succeed in your career?
- What might you do in the next year to increase your global mindset? Identify and discuss three specific behaviors, activities, or other things that increase your global mindset.
As you are answering these questions, try to see these issues from the perspective of how individual, group, organizational system, and technology affect the change process. Second, identify individual and group attributes that influence work behavior and organizational effectiveness. Last, look at different types of diversity and barriers to inclusion that exist in the workplace.
Please write a 750 word summary, including your actual results (scores, for example) along with your areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Submit this assignment as a Word document, using the APA format. Title page and references are not included in the 750-word requirement.