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1. How much of your time is spent on global business-related initiatives?

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2. How significant is the “global component” (any internationally-related activity) of your company’s
business?

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3. Does your company value International Assignments?

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4. Please give some examples of how your organization values international assignments (or doesn't).

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5. Do you have global work experience?

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6. What were your organization’s three most vital strategic priorities/objectives this past year, ranked in order of importance (please select three)?

  Most Important Second Most Important Third Most Important
Improving financial
performance
Increasing new
customer acquisition
Increasing innovation in
products and services
Growing geographic
footprint
Increasing customer
satisfaction/loyalty
Acquiring talent
Engaging talent
Retaining talent

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7. How do you rate your organization’s performance in the following areas?

  Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
How do you rate it in
terms of your company’s
#1 most vital strategic
priority as indicated in
question 6?
How do you rate it in
terms of your company’s
#2 most vital strategic
priority as indicated in
question 6?
How do you rate it in
terms of your company’s
#3 most vital strategic
priority as indicated in
question 6?

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8. How effective is your company at recognizing different cultural values and preferences in its business
activities?

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9. How effective is your company at adapting to other cultures’ work styles and business behaviors?

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10. How important is it to you that your company invests in training to work effectively across cultures
and/or to develop a global mindset?

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11. How important is it to you that your company provides continuous learning for employees to work
effectively across cultures and/or to develop a global mindset?

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12. How much do you agree with the following statements?

  Totally Agree Agree Somewhat Neutral Disagree
Somewhat
Totally Disagree
My multicultural diverse /
global teams are highly
innovative.
My company’s
productivity has suffered
due to cultural missteps.
My team’s ability to
innovate has been
impaired due to lack of
cultural awareness.
I’m aware of lost
business opportunities
due to cultural
misunderstanding.
My company values
employees who have a
global perspective.
An important component
of leadership is
understanding different
cultures and
backgrounds.
My company is very
supportive to help me
develop a global
perspective.
Many people in my
organization exhibit a
global mindset.

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13. How much do you agree with the following statements?

  Totally Agree Agree Somewhat Neutral Disagree
Somewhat
Totally Disagree
My company promotes
leaders with a global
mindset.
Cultural awareness
training helps my
company be more
competitive.
Global diversity and
inclusion training helps
my company with talent
acquisition.
Global diversity and
inclusion training helps
my company with talent
engagement.
Global diversity and
inclusion training helps
my company with talent
retention.
Developing a global
mindset generates a
positive ROI.

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14. Can you think of examples where your company actively supported the creation or development of
multicultural high-performing teams?

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15. Does your company currently offer training to develop intercultural / global business competencies?

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