Cubicle Confidential

Going Global

August 09, 2023 Mary Abbajay & Chris DeSantis Season 3 Episode 111
Cubicle Confidential
Going Global
Show Notes

Let’s go around the world in 30 minutes!

Our listeners are working across the globe, and they need our help dealing with time changes that leave them always on the clock, bridging cultural gaps, and transferring overseas.

Tune in to travel to workplaces far and wide with us in this episode!

Not Enthralled with Being On Call in Milwaukee works for a company with offices in Asia, France, and the U.S. None of the organizational leaders are based in the U.S. which means she must attend virtual meetings at all hours of the day and night. She’s not getting any sleep – and she has a newborn at home. She’s starting to feel the strain of being on the clock 24/7! What can she do to get her bosses on board with having meetings that don’t start at 4 am or 11 pm?!

Offended Not Befriended in Atlanta is a consultant for an India-based IT firm and is struggling to connect with her U.S. clients. She learned that her colleagues possess multiple misconceptions about India – some of which are offensive. Being the only woman on the team and coming from a country that adheres to the organizational hierarchy, how can she correct them without coming across as not being a so-called “team player” in the American sense?

Anchors Away in LA works in the diversity space of “Big Law” and wants to get transferred from their firm’s U.S. location to their offices in London. The firm has over 1,800 lawyers in the U.S., Canada, and various European countries with London as their main office. She’s never been outside of the U.S. and would love to take this opportunity to work overseas. Her boss is on board but said that she’ll have to make a case to the managing partner in the London office. Any tips on how she can sell herself and convince them to bring her on board?

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