Our first-ever GlobeSmart Coffee Chat was a great success! GlobeSmart champions from organizations around the world came together to share their experiences with the platform and learn from each other. They discussed strategies to encourage employee engagement, the different ways GlobeSmart can be utilized to meet DEI goals, and more.
Some key takeaways that may be useful to you and your company:
One GlobeSmart champion said their organization uses GlobeSmart as a way to start and ease into difficult conversations and resolve conflicts. They reported that more and more employees feel safe to share their own stories, challenges, and experiences, and team-building exercises help everyone contribute to creating a culture of inclusion.
A global pharmaceutical company uses GlobeSmart in conjunction with individual and group Virtual Country Briefings, which has helped their employees bridge communication gaps, especially between different countries. They conduct follow-up sessions every three weeks on topics employees mention in post-session surveys, and set up accountability partners to meet after each one.
Another company had been using GlobeSmart as a resource for international assignments, and have since widened their focus to support global collaboration. They facilitate 2-hour workshops with team-building exercises to help improve collaboration with new team members.
Another GobeSmart champion shared that 92% of employees at their organization have created a GlobeSmart Profile! They say this high level of engagement is due to collaboration with the internal communications team—they promote GlobeSmart in their newsletters, town hall meetings, and more.
We are looking forward to the next GlobeSmart Coffee Chat this fall! In the meantime, check out our on-demand webinars to discover ways to get the most out of GlobeSmart at your organization.