Today’s globally interconnected workforce requires cultural dexterity: awareness of self and others, and the skills to bridge the gap. Now perhaps more than ever cultural diversity and globalization have highlighted the need for cross-cultural awareness. The binary notion of home and host country is antiquated; globalization and global mobility have resulted in increasing multiculturalism. Today’s labor force no longer comes from a homogeneous culture and is no longer going to a homologous environment. Accordingly, training a resilient and adaptable modern-day workforce that is adept at working in a multicultural environment must also be adaptive and dynamic.
Research confirms that one of the most effective methods to prepare a diverse and inclusive global workforce is via Blended Learning, combining both instructor-led training and e-learning. Blended Learning helps develop sustainable talent, improve skills, and performances and is an increasingly vital part of Global Mobility training. Moreover, it is a wise investment to prepare any cohort of talented individuals to work across cultures. It supplements e-learning by allowing students to connect face-to-face with their instructor but still affords the flexibility to study on one’s own. The following whitepaper highlights the approach of Instructor-Led Training, Electronic Training, and the benefits of a blended approach. Furthermore, it contextualizes this evolution in global mobility training.