Global Leadership, Intercultural Skills, Facilitation, Executive Coaching, Assessments and Benchmarking
American Industrial and Consumer Connectors Company
2015 - present （ongoing services）
Since 2015, Sino Associates has been supporting two large intiatives; developing intercultural competence for global team members and building a sustainable leadership culture. Intercultural Skills and Global Leadership workshops in both the US and China focused on key skills to identify, understand, and adapt to cultural elements on global teams.
The leadership culture initiative has included ongoing leadership development training and facilitation supported by assessments, including our own Sino LF360 tool, one to one coaching and developing a peer coaching culture. Workshops have included four levels of leaders within the organization, Executive, Senior, Mid and Supervisory, to ensure shared language and consistent leadership values.
Global Leadership, Intercultural Skills, Facilitation
Chinese E-Commerce and E-Finance Company
2016 - present （ongoing services）
Our intercultural consultant team supported the post M&A team alignment and development of a Chinese e-commerce and e-finance giant following the acquisition of a US e-finance service company. The M&A resulted in a new company owned by the Chinese firm but managed by foregin leadership with half the team in the US and half the team in China. As a result some team members reported confusion about how to motivate, collaborate, and communicate across regions.
Our consultants worked closely with senior leaders in the US and in China to understand how both sides currently perceived the challenges of working together. Our solution helped team members to create practical steps to reach across borders and identified “shared battles” to work on together in order to begin applying cultural awareness and adaptation tactics and senior leaders reported the team is more cohesive and has a deeper sense of shared identity and spirit.
Global Leadership, Intercultural Skills, Professional Skills, Coaching
Japanese Multinational Electronics Company
2017 - present （ongoing services）
Leadership at a Japanese multinational electronics company based in Zhuhai wanted to improve the ability of future leaders within their organization to work and adapt to global ledership expectations. To meet this request, Sino Associates created a tailored program building the team leadership mindset, communication and presentation skills, self and team productivity, and coaching skills of their locally identified talent. The talents have identified special leadership projects to increase visibility and create a positive impact on the organization and their growth.
In the current learning cycle, leaders are receiving team coaching to support their projects and joining visiting faculty programs to learn about programs from experts from around China and Asia. Past graduates have been fast tracked for development and leadership opportunities after completing the program.
Global Leadership, Intercultural Skills, Employee Engagement, Professional Skills, Facilitation Skills, Simulation & Cases
American Fortune 100 Food and Beverage Company
2010 - present （ongoing services）
This project initiated with leadership assessment profiling with feedback for all supervisors in supply chain and production. Afterwards facilitated training was delivered to all mid-level managers to extend out the China vision and strategy for “Red Hot China.” Further facilitation was provided for the cross matrix quality teams to improve collaboration.
These programs were supported with coaching for key positions. The China Engagement Survey team also supported the all Asia Organizational health survey with benchmarking with the CES for China, India and Pakistan.
Intercultural Skills, Facilitation, Online, Global Teaming
Multinational Quality Inspection Industry Leader
2020 - present （ongoing services）
Online connectivity of multinational teams is becoming increasingly important, especially with the epidemic, and many good companies want to help their employees interact across countries, regions, cultures, and departments in this VUCA era.
Sino’s skilled consultants and product development team use design expertise to help companies move their offline projects to online, designing and developing many kinds of exciting online courses, online multinational team building, online corporate university graduation ceremonies, online award ceremony for excellent employees, etc.
This case study comes from a rapidly growing French multinational company who wanted to do a series of online team building workshops for employees around the world, with the goal of increasing connectivity, advancing environmental awareness, and interacting with employees in other countries. It was two hours long, with questionnaires, interactive activities, group discussions and team challenges.
The event was well received with a 95% satisfaction rate and 91.2% of participants recommended the event to their colleagues and other team members.