Cultural Savvy was founded in 1999 by Joyce Millet, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The model for Cultural Savvy is based on a training program, International Communication, developed by Ms. Millet while working in Japan. The program was designed to assist Japanese executives learn to work effectively with Americans.
Cultural Savvy’s goal is to assist clients become culturally savvy, build effective global human capital, and create strong global relationships that enhance their business results and reputation. Cultural Savvy offers clients customized solutions designed to address their global business challenges.
Cultural Savvy clients include: AAI, Accenture, Allstate Insurance Corporation, American Century Investments, Inc., Asurion, Axia Limited, Baxter BioScience, Bookham, California Micro Devices, Chevron Corporation, Credence Corporation, Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Charles Schwab, Equity Management Inc., Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., FEI Company, Fireman’s Fund,
FormFactor, Inc., Genesys, Global Knowledge, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Imerys, Inamed Corporation, Intel Corporation, IMG, Investcorp International,
Inc., Jabil, John D. Winer, LLP, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, Landmark Graphics, Lockheed Martin, Macromedia, Micron Technology, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Nokia,
OCE, OSI, PayPal/Ebay, Protocol Professionals, Inc., Publishers Clearing House, Samsung, City of San Bruno California, Serco, Stratus Technologies, Tasman Networks,
Terex, Toshiba Corporation, Trelleborg, 24 Hour Fitness, United States Olympic Committee
Cultural Savvy Methodology
Developing global cultural competency is one of the most challenging aspects of working globally. Managing the myriad work and management styles that companies face across geographies, businesses, functions and projects can be daunting. What is effective in one culture may be ineffective, or even inappropriate, in other cultures.
Cultural Savvy recognizes that for cross-cultural training, coaching and consulting to be effective as an enhancement to an organization it must deal with several complexities in the learning process. Employees must be able to apply new learning in the performance of their assignments, and be able to observe and make the appropriate behavioral adjustments when cross cultural issues become important to their productivity or the effectiveness of the organization as a whole.
Customizing the learning experience is the most effective way to address specific issues and objectives and maximize the impact cultural competency can have on the company’s bottom line. In today’s global marketplace, being culturally savvy is no longer just “nice to have” but a key ingredient in building and maintaining a competitive global advantage. The “one size fits all, off the shelf approach” is not effective.
The Cultural Savvy Team
of Global Experts
The Cultural Savvy business model is one of global synergy. The goal is to recruit the best talent around the world and at the same maintain the flexibility to match the expert with the project. The Cultural Savvy Team is a global network of strategic alliance partners who have worked with major companies around the world, including most of the Fortune 1000.
Cultural Savvy strongly believes that the success of global cultural competency training depends heavily on trainer/coach/consultant qualifications and expertise, including work and living experience in targeted cultures and a clear understanding of current business and cultural issues from bi/multi-cultural perspective.
Cultural Savvy’s trainers
and consultants bring a unique blend of global expertise and
experience that assist clients in addressing key performance
issues across regions, organizations and cultures:
- Extensive multicultural training and consulting experience
- Experience working with multicultural management teams
- Global business experience in
Asia, India, US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East
- Ability to assist client formulate strategies that are based on the goal of developing mutual understanding and a shared commitment to delivering
- Experience helping clients bridge communication gaps, improve communication skills by understanding the differences in communication styles and approaches to business
- Experience training & coaching business personnel to effectively adapt management and communication styles to multicultural environments
- Multilingual and multicultural
Cultural Savvy Website:
culturalsavvy.com is recognized as one of the leading cross-cultural websites, providing valuable information and resources.
culturalsavvy.com is listed as a resource on numerous commercial, government, educational
and non-profit sites.