Managing Global Networks

Drogseth, Dennis
February 2005
Business Communications Review;Feb2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p52
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the global network. Achieving and maintaining a smoothly functioning global network presents multidimensional requirements in technology, security, process, organization and culture. Whether one is stepping up to a global environment for the first time, or taking a renewed look at the international requirements, the basic advice is the same: Assess the situation up front before taking targeted and prioritized action to wrestle the most critical issues to the ground first. It is challenging to clean up the old, while remaining proactive in assessing new technologies and staying abreast of the human and cultural issues. Perhaps the biggest potential pitfall is trying to do too much at once. Global networks are not amenable to achieving or maintaining static, even well thought out image of perfection. Things change, and one will face ongoing requirements to adjust, reprioritize and compromise. But having a well-established baseline, with a clear plan for prioritized action, can make facing those changes a much more successful experience for one and his organization. INSET: The Bigger The Net, The More You Need An Audit.


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