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Global Workforce: Creating a Global Mindset.

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Achieving a balance between the time devoted to family and to work is difficult for anyone. But if that needs to be done in a foreign country, the task is even harder.

As the Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business and Global Studies, Dr. Margaret Shaffer has undertaken research that focuses on understanding cross-cultural experiences, especially in the areas of expatriate adjustment and performance and life balance. She teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business.

In the video she states that both corporate expatriates and self-expatriates have found it easier to work globally; the barriers to work in different countries are less now than ever before. In her opinion, workers simply need to create a global mindset as well as global knowledge and expertise. According to Shaffer, these skills will allow employees to operate easily with a broad range of customers and suppliers from across the world.

The Center for the Study of the Workplace shares some of Dr. Shaffer’s research findings.  A model of expatriation and family performance can be retrieved by clicking here, while the influence of expatriation on career advancement can be found by clicking here.

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Delivering on Your Promise.

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The trick with diversity, at least according to Dr. Charles Middleton, President of Roosevelt University, is to make it clear that you have created a diverse environment where all individuals can feel welcome and be successful.

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The Corporate Lattice.

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Molly Anderson, Director of Talent at Deloitte Services LP, analyzes how career paths have evolved within organizations.  According to Anderson, the old model, based on the industrial economy ruled by men, is misaligned with the current workforce, where women now represent half of the workforce.

The emerging model, which she calls “The Corporate Lattice,” allows movement in any direction of an organization.  It has three main components: careers, work and technology that combined allow an “all-in” model.

Where would you place your organization?  Is it  still functioning under a Ladder model?

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