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Organizations are facing new challenges as they "go global." What are some organizational issues in technology, communications and staffing that organizations might face as they move operations abroad? How might different management styles be used to deal with these challenges? Use an article from the library or the web that relates to organization change in the international context to anchor your discussion.

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Organizations are facing new challenges as they "go global." What are some organizational issues in technology, communications and staffing that organizations might face as they move operations abroad?

A. Technology - The technology sector refers to the important differences between sub-sectors such as IT infrastructure, business processes, and research and development (R&D). The advanced technological features of today's telecommunications networks allow digital content to be shipped easier and faster than physical products, hence, allowing workers in remote locations including the low-wage, developing countries to compete in global services markets.

B. Communications - The key factor causing problems is the difference in communication styles between onshore and offshore workers. Communication is also affected negatively because of the time zone differences across continents which can affect a company's ability to respond quickly to issues.

C. Staffing - Outsourcing creates for trimming down of employees from the payroll of the organizations since organizations must outsource the non-core activities of the organization in order to utilize the true worth of the employees to its fullest. ...

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The solution discusses some organizational issues in technology, communications and staff that organizations might face as they move operations abroad. It also explains how different management styles can be used to deal with these challenges. A link to an article that relates organization change in the international context to anchor the discussion is also included. References provided.

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