CHAPTER 9

Managing People Globally: Managing Executives on Global Assignment

Global management skills are required nowadays even if you never travel far from home.

Successful managers don’t focus on technical excellence alone. They practice people skills, too.

Multinational corporations understand there are strong, bottom-line reasons to pay close attention to the human side of business. Satisfied employees cost less than disgruntled ones, and they’re more productive besides.

Many of these companies require employees and their families to “previsit” before they take a position in a foreign country. The entire family must commit to the move; they must have ownership of the decision to live and work in another country. These companies advise ...

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