Global Workplace

CoInsights participate in events/meetings that touches the challenges that arise when working with different cultures. We have experience in being Danish working with different nationalities. We can also share experience with other nationalities as to what it is like to work with Danish colleagues. What are the challenges and where are we different. In todays workplace we need to understand each other, to respect each other, embrace the differences in the way we see things and see it as an advantage that we are different. This is necessary to create growth today.

Our modern work life today is on a global level, no matter who you are or where you are. Every day you are communicating across the borders. Different people, cultures and norms are gathered under one roof. Sometimes with foreign owners and bosses.

All this is exciting, but can be frustrating. You may know the feeling of being in a foreign country, where not only the language is a challenge, but also the foreign behavior of people. Imagine the same issues at your workplace.

Below is an example giving to a Danish event. The content is translated into English below.

Om at være ansat i Amerikanske virksomheder og om at have verden som sin arbejdsplads. Dansk forening for kvalitet. Hotel Nyborg September 21st 2017.

Marianne Andersen har i 25 år arbejdet internationalt: USA, Europa og Asien. Hun har i flere omgange været ansat i amerikansk ejede virksomheder, og har oplevet et par “take over” af danske virksomheder til amerikanske ( Brüel og Kjær, Dantec, Unomedical til Analogic, Medtronic og Convatec). Da Convatec overtog Unomedical var hun change agent og den danske repræsentant i et globalt team, der havde til opgave at give den amerikanske ledelse ideer til, hvordan motivationen kunne øges i organisationen. Marianne vil dele praktiske eksempler på, hvor det kan gå galt, og i øvrigt også, hvordan vi kan bruge forskellige kulturer til at vækste og få noget konstruktivt ud af samarbejdet.

Desuden vil Marianne dele erfaringer fra at arbejde globalt: Hvordan er det at arbejde sammen med Tyskere, Hollændere, Franskmænd, Italienere, Japanere, Kinesere… Amerikanere….

Marianne er uddannet elektronik ingeniør og har en eMBA. Hun har primært arbejdet i medtech virksomheder, og indenfor de sidste år med robotter bredt ( produktion, landbrug, sundhed, sociale robotter, kunstig intelligens etc). Idag er hun direktør i CoInsights, der hjælper startup firmaer ud i verden med spændende teknologiske løsninger – primært indenfor medtech eller robotics.

In English:

To be a part of American owned companies and to have the world as your workplace. Danish Union for Quality. Hotel Nyborg September 2017.

 

Marianne Andersen has been working internationally for 25 years in: USA, Europe & Asia. Several times she has been an employee in American owned companies, and has experienced “take overs” from Danish to American owned companies, such as: Brüel & Kjær to Analogic, Unomedical to Convatec and Dantec to Medtronic When Convatec took over Unomedical, she became a change agent and was the Danish representative in a global team, with the assignment to give the American leadership ideas on how to increase the motivation in the company.

Additionally, Marianne will share her experience from working on a global level: How it is for a Dane to work with Germans, Dutch, French, Italians, Japanese, Chinese… or Americans…

Marianne has a degree in Electrical Engineering and an eMBA. Her primary workplaces have been around medtech companies, and in the last few years with robots (production, agriculture, health, social robots, artificial intelligence (AI) etc.). Today she is CEO of CoInsights, which helps startup companies throughout the world with exciting technological solutions – primarily within medtech or robotics.