The untapped value of overseas experience

Our life experiences enrich what we do in life, including what we do in our day-to-day work days.

Especially for a country such as Australia, where we often see ourselves as the ‘island country,’ this can feed into business practice, usually overlooking expertise from abroad to improve what we have here at home.

Many companies often forgo the opportunity and ignore valuable insight from employees from diverse backgrounds or returning migrants with overseas experience.

  1. Experience abroad is just as important as experience at home;
  2. Workflow knowledge gained abroad can be more valuable than technical knowledge;
  3. Cultural biases can impair the transferral of information.

To read the full article on strategy+business see, http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00283?pg=all.