Nov. 2, 2021

Cultural Agility

Cultural Agility

Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment.
I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. Join ...


Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment.

I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. Join me as I discuss the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, nanotech, quantum, robotics, and synthetic biology, and tackle topics such as entrepreneurship, trends, or the future of work. On the show, I interview smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives, and other thought leaders, or even the occasional celebrity.

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In episode 124 of the podcast, the topic is: Cultural Agility. Our guest is Paula Caligiuri, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, author of Build Your Cultural Agility: The Nine Competencies of Successful Global Professionals. After listening to the episode, check out:

In this conversation, they talk about Remote Cultural Agility in a Globalized World during COVID-19. How do you acquire cultural agility? How does it translate to the online world or to the hybrid future of work? There are lessons for both expatriate management, global leadership development, and self-help.

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The host of this podcast, Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D is the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset--published by Routledge in 2021, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends--published by Kogan Page in 2021, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure (2020)--both published by Atmosphere Press in 2020, Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace by Lulu Press in 2008. For an overview, go to Trond's Books at Trondundheim.com/books

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In this conversation, we talked about how to be culturally agile as we are already living in a hybrid future of work.

Trond's takeaway: my takeaway is that being a successful global professionals is not easy. You have to master self-management including tolerance and resilience, you need to be competent at building relationships and you need to manage cultural adaptation to new realities around you.

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If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode113, Tech in Tomorrow's Learning Organizations, episode 94, Workforce, Humanity, and Future Tech, or episode 66, The Serendipity of Social Innovation. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.

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Paula Caligiuri

Professor, consultant, and author

Paula Caligiuri is an industrial-organizational psychologist dedicated to helping companies, teams, professionals, and students become effective in today’s complex global environment. She is the D’Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University. As a consultant, she is the president of TASCA Global and founder of Skiilify, working extensively with leading organizations and universities on the selection and development of culturally agile students and professionals. Paula holds a BA in Psychology from Canisius College and a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University.