Archive for globalization SmartBlogs

I took my first global management job seven years ago. I had grown up in the Midwest and graduated from a Big Ten university. With the exception of living in Japan right out of college, my work experience was almost exclusively with North American companies. I had a lot to learn fast.

Happily, the last seven years have been the best of my career in part because of our global operating environment.[…] Continue Reading »

All too often, business leaders find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Globalization has, once again, placed them in this familiar predicament.

On one side, they are pressured by tight deadlines, reduced budgets, and greater demands from their customers. On the other, they are also being urged to integrate cultural awareness and other cross-cultural considerations into their managerial decisions — decisions that are supposed to affect operations on the other side of the globe.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring John Kotter, chief innovation officer at Kotter International.

Globalization and technological advances are pushing businesses to change and adapt at a faster rate, said John Kotter, the chief innovation officer at Kotter International.[…] Continue Reading »

This post was written by author, social Web strategist and community builder Liz Strauss. She is the author of Successful-Blog.com and is a co-founder of SOBCon. Strauss will be speaking at SOBCon 2011, which will be held in Chicago from April 29 to May 1.

Here we are with a blog, a Twitter account, and profiles all over the Web.[…] Continue Reading »

Social media might have great marketing potential — but from an HR perspective, these networks can be bears as much as blessings. At minimum, companies now have to spend time paying attention to trends in social media so that they can make sure their company policies reflect the way technology is being used, while still minimizing the company’s exposure to risk.[…] Continue Reading »