Lesson 10: Global Perspectives on Business Savvy Skills

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Business Skills


The objective of this lesson is to provide adult learners with an understanding of ‘Business Savvy’ skills in a global context. Learners will examine how these skills apply and vary across different cultures and international markets. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to adapt their business strategies to diverse cultural norms and business practices, enhancing their global business acumen.

Comprehensive Content Overview:

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‘Business Savvy’ encompasses a broad range of skills crucial for success in various aspects of business, including management, negotiation, marketing, finance, and cultural intelligence. We will explore each component in detail, considering its significance in an international setting.

  • Strategic Thinking and Planning.
  • Financial Acumen.
  • Marketing and Sales Knowledge.
  • Negotiation Skills.
  • Cultural Intelligence and Adaptability.

In-depth Explanations with Actionable Insights:

Strategic Thinking and Planning: Global business leaders must forecast and strategically plan for diverse market conditions. To do so, they must understand geopolitical climates, economic policies, and cultural trends that can affect business operations.

Actionable Insight: Conduct a PESTLE analysis (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental) to evaluate a potential international market. This will guide your strategic decisions, such as entry modes and product adaptations.

Financial Acumen: Understanding financial documents like balance sheets is essential. In a global context, you must account for exchange rates, international financial regulations, and diverse accounting standards.

Example: Here’s a simplified balance ...

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