I'm really proud that we are a global company. We embrace diversity. I've seen the benefit of having multiple cultures and perspectives in the decision-making process. With global growth comes global challenges. The global companies that get this right are bound to be the ones that flourish.
I found this article regarding global teams very interesting: Managing the perception of power, the importance of empathy, managing the language fluency gap, rules of engagement for team meetings...all topics that are applicable to the teams we work with every day.
To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of international diversity, bringing together people from many cultures with varied work experiences and different perspectives on strategic and organizational challenges. All this helps multinational companies compete in the current business environment.