A number of the unique features of GlobeSmart are described below...
Instant Access to Detailed Knowledge on Global Business Effectiveness
GlobeSmart is a web tool that gives business personnel instant access to detailed information on how to most effectively communicate, manage employees, transfer technology or skills, and improve relationships with customers and suppliers in countries around the world.
Each country in GlobeSmart contains tests and case studies with clickable responses offering instantaneous feedback to the user along with suggestions for modules that would be most appropriate based on their responses.
GlobeSmart is designed as a global business tool, and is meant to be used by business professionals based in any country. The sole requirement is that users be proficient in reading English.
GlobeSmart gives the user their own profile and a chance to instantly see where they stand in comparison to members of their selected "target" cultures on various preferences such as direct/indirect communication style, individual/group orientation, egalitarian/hierarchical structures, task/relationship approaches, and tendencies toward risk/caution.
GlobeSmart users can also print out customized reports and subscribe to monthly Holiday Reminders for the countries they select.
Continuous Updates with First-hand Perspectives
Using the FieldNotes Tool, GlobeSmart users can view comments from numerous business people around the globe and add their own perspective on the styles and strategies that work and don't work in specific countries. This invaluable experience is integrated directly into GlobeSmart's content for easy reference.
GlobeSmart currently contains both text and audio components (i.e., FieldNotes, Names & Phrases), and subsequent versions will include substantial numbers of images with options for video as well. You will soon, for example, be able to hear and view interview clips with expatriates, business travelers, local country nationals, customers, and suppliers throughout the tool.
Ability to Access Company-Specific Information
Selected company-specific information can be easily delivered to those who need it when GlobeSmart is combined with Aperian Global's PeerNotes Database.