Global Dynamics Launches New Cost-Effective, Interactive, Web-based Cultural Intelligence Tool, Culture Wise™


CHICAGO, IL – June 17, 2013 – Global Dynamics, the leader in bringing cultural competence to the world's largest organizations, today, announced the availability of its new interactive Web-based cultural intelligence tool, Culture Wise™.  Culture Wise’s country-specific and global multimedia content was developed to enhance organizations’ cultural diversity initiatives and provide strategies for working globally.

Culture Wise licenses, which can be purchased as a stand-alone offering or in conjunction with live training, enhances Global Dynamics’ growing mission to “flip the classroom” enabling learners to maximize classroom time by using it to focus on implementation of learnings.

Designed as an already robust off-the-shelf tool, Culture Wise can be customized to include industry-specific or organization-specific content.

Culture Wise™ features include:

• Country-Specific Cultural Information to teach users how to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers from specific countries; how to negotiate with individuals from those countries; how to successfully introduce offerings to new markets and more.

• An interactive Cultural Assessment Diagnostic Tool which enables users to chart their individual preferences against the cultural preferences of a given region. Results include concrete strategies to bridge cultural differences that might otherwise impede effective working relationships and business success.

• Interactive Local Resources, including time-conversion, meeting planning, language translation, currency conversion and local public transportation routes and more.

• Multimedia Content, including video demonstrations of business practices, such as business card exchanges, advice on negotiation strategies, how to make presentations in a given country and audio pronunciations of key words, phrases and names.

• “Ask the Cultural Specialist”, enabling users to ask specific questions of Global Dynamics’ worldwide team of cultural experts at no additional cost.

Global Dynamics will be holding live demonstrations of Culture Wise today and tomorrow (July 17th and 18th) at the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago in booth 2204.

Additionally, today Global Dynamics president, Dr. Neal Goodman, will discuss the concept of “flipping the classroom” in his speech, Creating a Global Mindset, at the SHRM Annual Conference.

About Global Dynamics Inc.

Global Dynamics Inc. is the leading provider of cross cultural management, expatriate, team building, and marketing solutions designed to meet the global needs of multinational corporations. GDI empowers the world’s finest organizations to overcome the challenges of globalization and virtual environments and to leverage the power of diversity. For 30 years global corporations have turned to GDI for training, coaching, consulting and research in over 60 countries. GDIs high-quality, yet cost-effective, services are available anywhere and in any language, in-person, via the Web and over the phone.