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Hour's Up!

All companies operate in a global village. Try answering the following questions to get a handle on what this means to you.

  1. The world today has been called ...
    1. Borderless.
    2. Boundaryless.
    3. Interconnected.
    4. All of the above.
  2. Being a part of this global economy means thinking ...
    1. With a narrower mind-set.
    2. With a global mind-set.
    3. Only about American business.
    4. About exchange rates.
  3. Culture ...
    1. Is irrelevant in the international arena.
    2. Is a society's shared way of doing things.
    3. Interests only anthropologists today.
    4. Is country-specific—one to a country.
  4. An individualistic culture ...
    1. Focuses on the collective good.
    2. Is found in the United States.
    3. Is compatible with teamwork.
    4. Is rarely found.
  5. Learning about different cultures ...
    1. Should replace learning about individuals.
    2. Isn't really relevant in a multicultural workforce.
    3. Helps you understand others in a multicultural workforce.
    4. Means just learning the language and religion of the culture.
  6. Going international ...
    1. Means your company is doing more of what you do at home.
    2. Is a strategy that's being adopted by more organizations.
    3. Involves more risk than gains today.
    4. All of the above.
  7. Competing internationally ...
    1. Is becoming more of a necessity.
    2. Can mean just staving off competition at home.
    3. Provides greater opportunities for growth and profits.
    4. All of the above.
  8. Expatriate managers ...
    1. Are expected to decrease in numbers.
    2. Are sent overseas to a foreign facility.
    3. Are a new concept.
    4. Provide little real value to the company.
  9. Space orientation ...
    1. Varies from culture to culture.
    2. Reflects the way cultures use space.
    3. Suggests that personal space varies among cultures.
    4. All of the above.
  10. Learning in a global environment ...
    1. Means benchmarking across the world—not just domestically.
    2. Is really not necessary if you are operating domestically.
    3. Means checking out just your own industry in a few countries.
    4. All of the above.
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