Published on March 12, 2014
1www.myISMinc.com My Local Global World Your World/My World™ Presented By: Faris Alami • Overview - Big picture • Understanding Other Cultures • Exercises • Q and A www.myISMinc.com 2 Overall Agenda
Why? • Palestinian born in Kuwait • Three months after the 1st Gulf War, came to the U.S. • Started several businesses in Arizona while attending college • Held Executives positions in small and big box retailers such as Pure Beauty and Macy’s • Turned around several companies and divisions • Troy staffing company • Formed Integration Systems Management, Inc. in 2003 • Over 35 Professional Awards and 36 Educational Awards • Married with two children 4www.myISMinc.com About Faris Alami
5www.myISMinc.com The Seconds 6www.myISMinc.com Cultures
www.myISMinc.com 7 What Is Culture To You? • Culture generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significant importance. (learned values, beliefs and thought patterns to a member of any social group) • Determines how we view and perceive ourselves and others around us. www.myISMinc.com 8 Culture
www.myISMinc.com 9 So What Does That Mean? www.myISMinc.com 10 I Am!
11www.myISMinc.com Why Is Culture Important? 12www.myISMinc.com People
13www.myISMinc.com Bridging Cultures: The ISM™ Approach 7 Steps To Build A Learning Community and Avoid Clash™
In his book, Patrick Lencion says: • Absence of trust • Fear of conflict • Lack of commitment • Avidness of accountability • Inattention to results 15www.myISMinc.com The Five Dysfunctions of a Team 16www.myISMinc.com Embedded Norms
17www.myISMinc.com Hear Me Now 18www.myISMinc.com Takeaways
• Train the trainer for dialog on culture issues • Conduct regular surveys • Create forum/ roundtable • Bring outside resources • Ongoing coaching/consulting • Custom workshops 19www.myISMinc.com What ISM Can Do For You? Thank You! Faris Alami 248-688-5353 Ext 2 faris.alami@myISMinc.com www.myISMinc.com 20 Questions
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