Globalisation allows individuals, groups, corporations, and countries to reach around the world farther, faster, more deeply, and more cheaply than ever before. Most large local companies regard globalisation as opportunity, thereby exploring overseas markets for maximum market share and optimum business strategies. However, managers would face a series of challenges caused by leadership models, cultural backgrounds, political and economic risks, HR management, etc. To study multinational management skills is very useful for my future career. In this essay, I will set goals for this subject, identify the skills I have honed and need to improve, and explain my strategies for achieving goals.
In the following next six to twelve months, as a student, my short-term goal is to take exchange program which I could study in a foreign country in my last semester. Exchange students from different countries with multi-cultural backgrounds come together to study, which is a big challenge for me to communicate and work as a team based on a good understanding each other.
After completing my graduate degree, working as a financial consultant in a multinational enterprise is my dream striving to come true. Endless conflicts with partners, continual misunderstandings with clients, and mutual distrust between parent company and subsidiaries would often happen in multinationals.
Whatever in the campus or workplace, I would face many thorny problems related with cultural difference, management models, communication barriers or interpersonal conflicts. Therefore, in order to work well in multinational, improving management skills based on case learning is my next plan that turning theory into practice.
Self-evaluation & Skills Identification
Based on my extra-curricular activities and work experience, I feel that I am good at actively listening and managing multi-tasks. Every student holds different perspectives as a result from wide difference in traditional customs and thinking modes. Actively listening helps me to learn about the views of speakers and then give corresponding feedback in conversations or group discussions. In addition, as associate activities, assignments, and part-time job come together to push me, I could well balance between life and work. This multi-task capability makes me to effectively handle problems under heavy work pressure at the same period.
However, I am short on communicating actively, managing conflicts and gaining power in teamwork. As I do not delivery my ideas in form of accuracy and honesty, misunderstanding and even conflicts would happen through interpersonal communication. Also, conflicts caused by teamwork or organisation management often make me upset and do not know what should I do. When I try to balance between two parties, sometimes conflicts are difficult to relieve. Besides, leadership is my weak skill in spite of well people –orientated management. For...