What does “Made in the U.S.A.” even mean anymore? A quick review of the items on my desk led me to find that my coffee cup was made in China, my picture frame was also made in China, and my pens are from Japan. While this quick assessment illustrates a lot about the economy, it also says something about the current workplace.
More and more companies are moving operations overseas, placing an even larger emphasis on corporate learning. To be successful and to create a cohesive corporate identity, you need learning that will cross culture, time zones and language.
No employees overseas? Maybe they’re spread across the country, and thus learning needs to span the culture in the south as well as that of the west coast. If you don’t have employees across state lines, take a look at your workforce and the diversity of it, and you’ll probably still find learning is essential to creating a coherent, united corporate identity and methodology. So the question in today’s world with the increase of globalization and the rise of budget constraints is how do we effectively engage our employees who are in India, South Carolina or across the hall?