A global workplace – challenges for today’s managers

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Managers in international companies have got used to the fact that they have to spread their attention “across the globe” every day. First a conference call to Australia, then a video conference about plans to outsource a project to China, later discussions about the company’s European strategies in the office and finally talks with US colleagues about the progress of the latest project – “global managers” have their eyes, ears and minds on different places around the world nearly every day. The different time zones define communication windows. However, despite the benefits of modern communication technology, it is sometimes vital to go places. And this requires time and money for travelling. Weiterlesen