Prompst: Working abroad and first impression
|Question # 47585||Social Science||7 months ago|
If your current (or a future) employer asked you to go on a two-year work assignment to Ukraine, how would you prepare so that your assignment was successful?
What support would you seek from your employer and what part of the preparation would you take ownership of?
Jon Starrett, a senior executive working in his company’s office in Brussels, wanted to make a good impression on his Belgium staff.
In order to facilitate good relations with his staff, Ralph decided to do several things.
First, he arrived at the office early in the morning so he could visit with his subordinates over coffee.
Second, he initiated an “open-door” policy so that everyone would feel free to stop by and chat. However, in spite of his best efforts, Jon ended up alienating his subordinates.
What did he do wrong?