More than 65 SUNY New Paltz faculty, students, alumni, and local professionals in the business community gathered in the Dorsky Museum of Art to attend the School of Business Soiree on September 23rd.
There are a few things I can think of changing, from my standpoint as a professor. While I think it should continue to be a very rigorous exam, there are some areas that need to be emphasized more, and others less.
Culture plays a vital role in the increasingly global marketplace. Companies founded in one country expand to other countries that have different values, norms, and communication styles. Even if the firms themselves do not internationalize, their supply chains are often international. The workforce is also becoming more mobile, moving to and working in countries other than their home country. As such, we are finding an increasingly culturally diverse workforce – both at home and abroad. Employees and managers often must navigate and reconcile these cultural differences.
From London to New Paltz, the message was clear. Network, get involved and be relevant.
These were the overwhelming sentiments conveyed at the first Business Leaders of the 21st Century panel discussion held on Monday, Oct.27. The event, hosted by the Office of Development, in collaboration