posts tagged with Values

The Big Orchestration

GCR Local Mgmt...Studies show how people perform better in environments where they feel valued and appreciated. They want their contribution to be valued and their culture respected. However, how does a business like FedEx achieve the required integration of all these different cultures without ignoring the local people and their mentalities? How do you overcome misunderstandings rooting in cultural differences and tension that could keep a part of your organizations from performing?

When FedEx decided to go International in 1984, I was fortunate to get a job as data entry clerk at its Hamburg (Germany) Airport Office, earning funds to attend university. Immediately, I was fascinated by the task this great U.S. company now had to tackle...