As part of our strategy towards exploiting digitalization to support our consulting services and to make content more readily and widely accessible, we are developing a portfolio of digital content.
This includes a family of apps based around a comprehensive range of different aspects of ‘Culture for Business’, each with our common underlying conceptual framework of culture based dilemmas. Additionally a number of ‘smart interactive’ e-Books, e-Learning modules, stand-alone videos and audio pod casts.
We continue to disseminate culture knowledge through traditional publication media with our books, academic and practitioner based articles as these become increasingly available in digital format as well as print.
Our core app ‘Culture for Business’ is available directly from our store. Use the app to profile yourself, compare with other countries, get business tips for doing business and managing across cultures.
Asset-based consulting apps
These web apps are intended to support the consulting process by providing novel interactive diagnostic and learning relevant to specific consulting assignments. Typically they would be used individually by client respondents prior to or during (or after as follow-up) client based workshops or conferences. For most of these apps, the THT consultant can provide online summary findings from review of the anonymous data.
You can review demo versions of the apps from this web site – but please note these demo versions generate example typical feedback rather than true feedback calculated from user inputs and thus cannot be used to produce ‘real’ results.
Who are our web apps intended for?
Whilst individual users will interact with any given app, different apps are used for different purposes.
For individual user development:
The user benefits by learning about the app topic, about themselves and/or the employing organization. E.g. develop their inter-cultural competence, learn about careers in different types of corporate culture environments, develop their leadership, learn to understand and elicit dilemmas they face and need to reconcile. The data submitted by individuals collectively also informs the organization about the same field.
To explore and resolve organization issues:
Users rate their organization with different metrics depending on the app. This informs the leadership and elicits dilemmas that need to be reconciled. E.g. assess and develop Risk Management, Innovation, Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Leadership, Globalization, Digitalization strategies. Interacting with the app also informs the user about the ‘way things are done around the organization’ and enables them to empathise with the challenges faced by the leadership.
To explore and resolve team issues:
Team members individually and collectively assess team effectiveness and thereby team diversity. Teams identify the key dilemmas the team faces and develop strategies for reconciliations and thereby improve team performance. Teams increase their individual competence in the way they contribute to the team and the team as a whole becomes more effective.
How is the data generated by our apps used?
- To provide immediate online feedback to the individual user. E.g. to reflect on their own personal values compared to the client organization.
- For the user to compare with others e.g. members of their team, inputs from merger partners etc.
- For the client organization e.g. profiles of individual job applicants (values based recruiting), to learn about different group responses eg from managers v non-managers, different generations among their own employees.
- For the consultant – who, in a live workshop/meeting scenario, can immediately show summaries and distributions of user inputs on a beamer (by retrieving responses from the target group from the server) using their consultant’s version of the app.
- By THT – to build reference profiles and improve algorithms for analysis and continually ensure diagnostics are free of cultural bias in our extensive databases. We have, for example, over 50,000 dilemmas with cultural data from over 100,000 respondents in over 100 countries.