The world is getting smaller in the sense that businesses are no longer limited to the country of their mailing address. More people are working abroad and many more would like to travel and work abroad. This is especially true of younger workers.
In the future, more and more companies are planning to transfer their employees abroad. Graduates should prepare themselves for working abroad by broadening their social skills and learning about other cultures in school. This includes learning another language and becoming fluent in the art of negotiation in other cultures.
Schools and universities should not only expose students more to different cultures, but also teach thinking courses that enable students to think creatively and understand, adapt and learn from other cultures in order to prepare the new workforce to thrive in the global economy.
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