A geographic area structure seems most appropriate

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A geographic area structure seems most appropriate because they are a mature industry with narrow product line where all geographic locations are treated as equals and all areas work toward a common global strategic vision. The advantage of geographic area structure is the ability to have balance between global integration and local adaptation on a regional basis. 4) In short essay, discuss various global staffing policies. Global staffing policies are an important challenge where firms must choose between home-country nationals, host country nationals, and third country nationals. International Human Resources Managers determine the ideal mix of employees to work in the firm’s subsidiaries and affiliates abroad. The best managers for working abroad usually have technical competence, self reliance, adaptability, interpersonal skills, leadership ability, physical and emotional health. Adjusting to life abroad is helpful 4
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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1: CHAPTER 1-7, 15 when family is also prepared to make the transition to avoid situation such as expatriate assignment failure. 5) List factors that contribute to expatriate’s failure. Expatriate assignment failure is when an employee prematurely returns from an international assignment. This happens when an employee is unable to perform well or because of difficulties adjusting. This is expensive for a company’s productivity and goals and add to costs of relocation. Employees can be affected as well leading to diminished careers or problems in their family lives. A leading cause of expatriate assignment failure is culture shock which is confusion and anxiety when a person who lives in a foreign culture has difficulties adjusting to new environment. 6) In short essay, describe how to build a successful global team. Preparation and training of international employees important in building a successful global team. Proper training and orientation of managers can help to improve the firms performance. Training for foreign jobs includes studying the area, practical information, and cross cultural awareness. Videos, lectures, readings and field experience help with training. Acquiring language skills provides managers with the advantage. Analyzing a firms growth strategies and mission, along with defining desired skills, behaviors and experience, current supply of talent and development help to build a successful team. Cultural intelligence provides an employee with the ability to function effectively in diverse cultural situations. Area studies is factual knowledge of the historical, political and economic environment of a host country. Having practical knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in a country, include housing, health care and education. Cross cultural awareness is the ability to interact effectively and appropriately with people from different language and cultural backgrounds.
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