Vodcast #001 - Global Mindset by Sunaina Vij
Updated: May 6
There are 3 takeaways from our intercultural expert, who champions cross-cultural communication, creating value through seamless cultural integration across global teams within an organization.
Take a look at the 1st Vodcast on what Global Mindset is in Sunaina's words.
Why do we need to have a global mindset?
Diversity is a reality right now. Globalization prompts us to cultivate a global mindset as we need to adapt to working with diverse groups of people.
How could we cultivate it?
It's all about our thinking and our attitude. Do others feel we have a global mindset? Ultimately, it gets back to us being open, having compassion and respect to everyone. In a nutshell, self-awareness is the key of global mindset.
What actions could we take in a workplace context to nurture it?
We, humans, have the innate awareness of these qualities. What we need to do is to pull them out and put the biases away. These qualities take time to develop but basically, we need to put into practice being a global citizen by trying to understand people who are different from us.
Stay tuned for our next episode.
About the Speaker:
Ms. Sunaina Vij is a certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator (CQ) and a linguist. Based in Mumbai, she founded The Bridge to facilitate intercultural growth in the multicultural subcontinent of India. She is associated with various organisations such as American School of Bombay, Alliance française de Bombay and Renaissance strategic Consultant Pvt. ltd. She is also a part of SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Training and Research) 2019 organising committee. With over a decade of experience, she has worked with senior management of different organisations such as AREVA India Pvt Ltd., Ernst & Young, Intelnet Global and State Bank of India- Société Générale. She has also worked with educational institutions in India and expats living in Mumbai. Her areas of expertise include Cross-Cultural communication, Cultural Intelligence facilitation and inclusive work practice. She is a FLE specialist (teaching French as foreign language). She knows English, Hindi, French and three Indian regional languages.