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Feb 12, 2019

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Writer at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Meyer, the author of The Culture Map (and the keynote for the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference), joins Justin Smulison. She’s a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Her work focuses on how the world’s most successful managers navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment. In 2015, she was selected by Thinkers50 Radar’s list as one of the world’s up-and-coming business thinkers.


Anyone who works in or conducts international business (or who has co-workers in other countries) can learn something from Dr. Meyer’s work. Join her and Justin today to hear her take on cross-cultural differences, common mistakes and challenges, her experiences, key traits amongst successful risk managers in the space, and more!


Key Takeaways:

[:11] About today’s episode.

[:26] About the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference.

[1:12] Justin welcomes Erin to the podcast.

[1:26] Erin discusses what she will be discussing during her keynote for RIMS 2019 Annual Conference.

[2:20] Erin’s experiences with risk professionals.

[5:02] How technology can help or hinder cross-cultural differences.

[8:58] Common mistakes and challenges that professionals make when collaborating with other cultures.

[14:21] Erin talks about an important aspect in her book: high context and low context communication.

[15:57] Traits that risk managers need when they’re looking to expand or collaborate with another culture.

[19:47] Are there countries where risk managers might find collaborations most challenging?


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Annual Conference 2019
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business,
by Erin Meyer


Risk Management Monitor's Q&A with Erin Meyer

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