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The New World of Work

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Shawn Farshchi

Globalization, a mobile workforce, and social media are among the many factors changing the dynamics of work. This environment places a premium on enabling individuals and groups to be constantly engaged, connected, and aligned while possessing the knowledge and experti... More »

Developing and Rewarding Talent in a Global Organization

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Neal R. Goodman

One of the key differences to examine when learning about a culture is the individualism-to-group welfare (or collectivism) continuum. Cultures within Europe and the United States tend to be more individualistic, while Eastern cultures generally tend to be much more col... More »

How to Avoid Minefields When Planning a Global Training Event

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Neal R. Goodman

With the globalization of the worlds economies, the ease of travel, and convergence in many industries, the need for global training events is becoming more common. However, global training events are full of minefields. The hidden dimensions of cross-cultural differenc... More »

Skills to Train Across Cultures

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Neal R. Goodman

Consider the following case: A European company sells a new telephone system to an Asian client with the condition that they will provide one day of on-site training for the equipment. The instructor arrives the night before the training and the next day reviews the use... More »

“He Is Working; I Am Imprisoned at Home!” A Cautionary Tale About International Transfers

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Jorge worked in South America as a top executive in one of the branches of an international organization. When his company decided to downsize personnel, Jorge was offered a transfer to the companys headquarters in the United States. Jorge and his family headed to North... More »