It is always interesting when speaking with companies about their global business that they seem to think going global is a part time activity. Many businesses tend to allocate resources on a part time basis. That is, the individuals or group tasked with managing the international business has this responsibility as a part time job. They have their normal duties and managing international is a part time endeavor.

The successful companies recognize the value of doing business globally and commit the proper resource, people and budget, to do the job right. That being said it isn’t just about resources. I thought this article in Fast Company really spoke to what it takes to be a truly global company. It’s a culture and a thoughtful planning process that also contributes to the success. Click here to read the Fast Company article.