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. Those leaders who have understood the Enneagram in terms of cultural differences are a step ahead strategy-wise. Apart from the obvious barriers, the Enneagram can bring understanding of a culture closer to a leader in an organization. It reduces the conflict between the staff and brings an awareness 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, but failing to understand the cultural differences can damage both personal and professional relationships. With the Enneagram, problems can be solved with global solutions.
Dr. Delbar Niroushak is a clinical psychologist, and a certified Enneagram teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is an IEA Affiliate in Iran. She uses CBT, MBCT and the Enneagram in her work with leaders in organizations.
2010 IEA Global Conference
San Francisco, California, USA