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    November 7, 2013

    Essential Mechanisms to Survive Corporate Life Abroad

    At what cost is an expatriate life?

    An international manager stands to gains so much in life, yet lets not forget how much he can also forsake!  When the going gets tough, or when a natural or man-made disaster strikes, what is it that really counts?     Three Examples of Real Life Experiences   One   The Kenya Mall Attack has demonstrated how vulnerable expats (and humanity in total) really can be.  An embassy worker decided to get the groceries from her favorite shopping center and enjoy a relaxing...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on November 7, 2013

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    September 24, 2013

    Three Tough Decisions All International Managers Face

    How often should an international manager rely on corporate norms?

    International managers need to address many situations throughout tenures, some expected and others not so.  Multi-national companies send international managers to destinations quite often ‘unseen’ or ‘rarely visited’ and hence hold limited knowledge of the reality of doing business on the ground.  In fact, it is not uncommon for International Managers to experience something very different from the picture painted during the transfer/promotion process, with this...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on September 24, 2013

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    August 15, 2013

    How to Prevent Cultural Conflict In International Organizations

    3 Mechanisms International Managers Can Use To Strengthen Their Teams

    Conflict and difference can separate or strengthen corporate teams, depending on how they are handled.    When handled poorly Separateness can fester into fears and incorrect judgments, all taking focus and energy off the very reason the organization exists, whereas when handled well, diverse approaches, insights and opinions have the potential to foster unity, increase teamwork and productivity.     When any conflict is not managed well, and the difference that exists is...Continue reading

    By Debbie NicolPosted in International Management on August 15, 2013

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