Provides practical answers to the most pressing questions faceddaily by today's global managers. Based on groundbreaking researchconducted by the Institute for the Future on behalf of suchorganizations as Apple Computer, AT&T, and American Express,this guide to the challenges of managing globally identifies thekey competencies that managers need to succeed in the globalworkplace.
Get the practical answers to the most pressing questions faced bytoday's global managers. Based on groundbreaking research, thisguide identifies the key competencies managers need to succeed inthe global workplace.
Get the practical answers to the most pressing questions faced bytoday's global managers. Based on groundbreaking research, thisguide also identifies the key competencies managers need to succeedin the global workplace.
MARY O'HARA-DEVEREAUX is vice president of Grove Consultants International, an organizational consulting firm, and senior research fellow at the Institute for the Future. She consults extensively worldwide with businesses and government organizations on global management and organizational change. ROBERT JOHANSEN is director of the Emerging Information Technologies Program at the Institute for the Future and a research affiliate at the Center for Information Systems Research and the Center for Coordination Science at MIT. He is lead author of several books including Teleconferencing and Beyond (1984) and Groupware: Computer Support for Business Teams (1988).
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