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Challenges of going global

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 that relates to organization change in the international context to anchor your discussion. Use APA guideline to complete this assignment.


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I am providing an overview of needs for this paper. You should add any examples you can find. You might want to read the articles cited by me to find some of those examples. I have, in the first couple of paragraphs, provided a sample of the type of example you may want to use for each section. Section and add the introduction and conclusion you think best addressed your class goals.

As organizations move to expand in the global market, employees must meet the challenges presented by a more global market as well. Companies must hire, train, and deploy a more diverse work force in not only the people, but also skills. The article, Go Global: IT Certifications Need International Focus (Macartney, 2004) focuses on the need for certifications as a unifying way of presenting skills, but it also allows us to formulate clues as to other needs for this new, smaller world of business.
Skill building is one of the most important needs organizations must address. The article points to the need for well known and recognizable certifications in the area of IT such as SANS' Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), CompTIA's Security+, the Microsoft Security Systems Engineer (MCSE), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential (Macartney, 2004), and others as necessary to assure people in different geographical regions of the qualifications of the individual and its company to do work required. This same need can be translated to other areas of a business and the business community as well.
Companies at home and abroad must consider the different cultural and social behaviors within their own workforce as well as in the broader market. Just understanding your business and products and services is no longer viable to create markets and maintain business, especially business relations. The Belgium IT manager must be concerned with not only the technological skills, but also the personal skills of understanding business problems. Western business approaches are more open while those in the Hong Kong company are likely to be more closed, communal in nature, especially when making decisions about the company and its needs. Knowing that ...

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An essay without introduction or conclusion and limited examples about the challenges faced by organizations "going global." The foundation comes from an article of the same name. Citations are included for format.