Cross-Cultural Management Styles

Facing the global shift of economic power towards Asia, it is time for organisations to re-evaluate cross-cultural management styles as increasing numbers of expatriates enter leadership roles in Asia. It has been long established that leadership takes place in a cultural context, so it is critical that the leadership styles of western leaders are tailored to cultural nuances of Asia.

In a deliberate move to equip organisations with a better understanding and application of cross-cultural management styles, the Aperio assessment tool goes beyond traditional areas of interest such as conflict to explore the fundamentals of creativity and the impact it has on leadership styles. Dr Giles Hirst, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Chair of Leadership for the Australian National University, and Director of Product Development at Aperio illustrates the use of the Aperio assessment tool in pharmaceutical and government organisations.