Global operations

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Global operations

Posted 12/31/69

What traits are most important in global managers?

• Adaptability – 47.1%

• Communication skills – 41.2%

• Cultural sensitivity – 11.8%

Standardizing a global operation is chiefly about:

• Communication – 52.9%

• Logistics – 23.5%

What is your biggest challenge in the global market?

• Marketing – 52.9%

• Corporate structure – 23.5%

• Talent – 17.6%

• Ethics – 5.9%

Foreign trade regulation:

• Has not affected my business in the last year – 47.1%

• Is workable, but needs improvement – 35.3%

• Is still a barrier to my global business – 17.6%

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