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Global Perspective

Knowledge of issues, opportunities, and challenges for conducting business in the international marketplace; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies regions and countries relevant to organization's business.

Describes several issues or considerations for conducting business in another country.

Explains basic policies and procedures governing global business conduct.

Researches, with guidance, information on country- or region-specific activities.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Conducts business with one or two other countries.

Assesses key legal, regulatory, and financial issues specific to a particular country.

Follows policies and procedures governing business activities with another country.

Obtains information regarding operational issues of other countries when making business decisions.

Recognizes behaviors that promote or stunt effective relationships in that country; acts accordingly.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Oversees current projects using experience with conducting business in several countries.

Coaches others on legal, regulatory, and financial issues across multiple countries.

Compares and contrasts opportunities and challenges for countries within a region.

Participates in developing current and planned infrastructure for conducting global business.

Advises on the application of global policies to regional and local operations.

Coordinates country-specific legal and financial compliance reviews.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Collaborates with others to analyze organization's experience with all regions and relate to current or potential business.

Monitors industry and regulatory environments for developments pertinent to global operations.

Leads in implementing policies governing the conduct of global business.

Leads discussions on social, cultural, and political issues impacting specific global activities.

Predicts industry trends, directions, and experiences in the global arena.

Designs strategies based on the historical and future perspective of global marketplace.

Interview Questions

  • Give examples of strategies you have used to successfully conduct business with multiple countries.
  • What steps have you taken previously in order to prepare yourself for business in a new country?
  • What types of obstacles have you encountered while conducting business in a different country and how did you overcome them?

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