Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Think internationally

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm

One resolution for 2011:  look for opportunities to accomplish goals with a more international impact.

When I was getting an MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg in the last century, our professors told us that we should think of business in an international way. When we look at what has happened in the last ten or twenty years, it is clearer than ever that we need to be looking past our neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries to be more successful.

Competencies, in international organizations, should be even more important than in more national organizations. Why? Competencies can provide a way to communicate so that employees throughout the world are focused on the same goals:  increasing the organization’s success in a way that is consistent with the organization’s values.

Forward thinking  international human resources managers should identify this as an opportunity to collaborate  with line management to ensure that employees can identify when their accomplishments prove key competencies  and are able to communicate those accomplishments, verbally and in writing, to their management team.  When managers get better information from their employees, they can make better decisions about them.

What does it take to make this happen?  Strategic and Conceptual Thinking, Focusing on Results, Influencing Others, and Organizational Awareness to start. Improving competency-based communication can make your competency model work much more effectively.


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