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Working in a global environment and culture

What are your thoughts on what it means to work in a global environment. Are you willing to understand the culture of that country? How about the language? Do you believe that working in the U.S. is better than working abroad?

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A Global Environment

When we talk about a 'global' work environment these days, it does not refer to a geo-physically demanding job where travel is intense. It refers to the nature of the globalized trade where technology in communication and transportation has allowed for more intensive & interdependent economies as corporations became multinational entities. Wal-Mart for example has stores and interests all over the world. Companies have also looked to outsource labor and production. For example, call centers in India & Manila provide the technological & clerical support for US-based companies (i.e. PayPal, Citibank, Infosys) while China & Vietnam house the factories manufacturing & assembling an astonishing variety of products from food stuff, clothes, house ware, ...