Understanding and accepting cultural differences is essential if you want to work around the world and experience working life in different countries. Changing the workplace culture is an ongoing and never-ending process. Knowledge of the Enneagram can bring the understanding of a culture closer to a leader in an organization. The Enneagram reduces the conflict among staff and brings awareness of the importance of utilizing the global talent pool that is available in the workplace. Knowing the leaders’ Enneagram style can be beneficial to understanding the cultural changes and differences so that they can realize their share in managing it. The Enneagram enlightens the leaders among all cultures and supports them in cross-cultural organizations. With the rapid globalization of the world’s economy, there are vast opportunities for working abroad, however failing to understand the cultural differences can damage both personal and professional relationships. With the Enneagram, global problems can be solved using global solutions.
Dr. Delbar Niroushak is a Clinical Psychologist and also a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is an IEA Affiliate in Iran. She uses CBT, MBCT and the Enneagram to work with leaders in organizations for their self-efficiency, specializing in cultural interventions in the workplace.
2009 IEA Global Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA