Global Outlook

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12:00am 1 Jan 1970


So what does it mean to have a global outlook?

Global Outlook is essentially the big picture. However, we believe the big picture can be broken down into these sections:

Moral and Ethical awareness:

Moral awareness is the ability to detect and appreciate the ethical aspects of a decision that one must make. All whilst remaining fully aware of ones surroundings to avoid saying or doing something that is socially sensitive. Click here to find out how to be your best self.

Ethical decision-making is based on core character values like trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, empathy and good citizenship. Ethical decisions generate ethical behaviours and provide a foundation for good business practices due to the universal outlook.

One critical component of ethics is understanding your own world views and how those impact your ability to make fair rational choices. Take this quiz to start exploring your own style in terms of interacting and decision making.

Social and environmental awareness:

Social awareness is defined as being wholly aware of trials and tribulations faced by members of different communities as well as maintaining knowledge of current societal pressures in order to avoid cultural bias. This ultimately builds emotional intelligence in which can be applied in the world of work.

Environmental awareness on the other hand is an integral part of the movement's success. By teaching our friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable we can begin fixing the problems that threaten it.

Here is a 10 question multiple-choice quiz on environmental issues. Feedback is given on each answer that includes further factual information about the issue.

Self-Awareness:

Self-awareness is the key cornerstone to emotional intelligence, according to Daniel Goleman. The ability to monitor our emotions and thoughts from moment to moment is key to understanding ourselves better, being at peace with who we are and proactively managing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

In addition, self-aware people tend to act consciously rather than react passively, to be in good psychological health and to have a positive outlook on life. They also have greater depth of life experience and are more likely to be more compassionate to themselves and others. (Feel free to watch the ted talk by well renowned author Daniel Kahneman.

Gain insight about yourself with this self-awareness quiz. Read each statement then rate it based on how well it describes you using a scale 1 to 7. The results will be displayed at the end of the quiz.

For more information on developing you self-awareness check out this article and this psychology programme.

 Integrity:

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness. It is a personal choice to hold one's self to consistent standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. For information on testing your integrity, follow this link.

Take our quiz, based on an integrity study conducted by Essex University, to find out how honest you really are or learn how to increase your integrity in 7 simple steps.  

Commercial awareness:

Commercial awareness can be simply defined as staying up-to-date on daily happenings and developments in the business and commercial world. A significant portion of law today revolves around business and commerce in the marketplace, between cities and regions, and across geographies.  For more information on the definition, follow this link.

If you wish to test your commercial awareness then ‘Comaware’ is a website where they publish relevant new articles frequently available for the viewers to access. At the end of each month they publish a quiz based on the commercial news of that month (as well as a big quiz at the end of the year). Click here to have a go.

Also, check out these hot tips on how to develop your commercial awareness.

Resilience and Tenacity:

Resilience and tenacity are the abilities to persist in resistant situations and continue to work on projects/assignments in the face of obstacles and difficulties. For more information on what Resilience is follow this link.

For more information on how to develop your Resilience, follow these helpful tips.

Some example questions you could be asked about your Global Outlook may include: 

  • Describe a moral or ethical dilemma you have faced?
  • Describe a time where you have demonstrated a social or environmental response to a situation?
  • Reflecting on the activity, what were your key strengths?
  • How did your personal or professional values fit (or not) with the situation you encountered?
  • Commercial awareness is everywhere, how does this relate to your activity?
  • Tell us about a situation where things deteriorated quickly? What did you do and what was the outcome?

You should come up with answers to these questions in your own time and make sure you’re prepared by using the STAR technique. If you can master each of these aspects then you have your understanding of Global Outlook.

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