Defining one perception of risk worldwide
It is a challenge to define an opportunity and a risk in a worldwide operating company. Asian colleagues might have a different view on the same opportunity than their european or american colleagues within the company. Goal of the research: Finding out company can set global rules for project management in order to avoid risk taking without losing opportunities?
Intercultural study within the company worldwide
Approach: Scenarios of opportunities which might be considered risky
Content: Rating the scenarios in terms of chances and risks
Methods: Rating scales, Analytic Hierarchy Process decision making scenarios
Employees in three continents involved
Company: International employees of one division.
Number of participants: 300 employees
Time frame: 2 weeks online time
Definition of an internal understanding of risk and opportunity
The study showed clear differences of perception of risk in the international context of the employees. As a learning the company defined specific trainings in order to establish one worldwide common understanding of risk and chances.