The Global Mindset Inventory®(G.M.I.) is a web-based survey that assesses whether people in management roles (or under consideration for those roles) have what it takes to successfully lead across cultures. It was developed by Dr. Mansour Javidan from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, via a rigorous scientific process. It takes, on average, 10 minutes to complete and is available in both self-assessment and 360-degree feedback versions for corporate managers, government managers and university students. In addition to English, the G.M.I. is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified Mandarin), French and Japanese languages.
The Inventory is taken prior to participation in the Global Leadership Program (G.L.P.). It is designed to measure individual and group dispositions in terms of three types of capitals:
Global Intellectual Capital represents the cognitive side of the global mindset and refers to the level of understanding an individual possesses about the global business in his or her industry.
Global Psychological Capital represents the emotional component of the global mindset and helps a manager leverage his or her Global Intellectual Capital. Without strong Global Psychological Capital, individuals may be uninterested in working with people from other parts of the world and find global roles stressful and frustrating.
Global Social Capital represents the behavioral aspect of the global mindset and reflects a manager’s ability to build trusting relationships with people from other parts of the world.