Industry Market Trends

Why Understanding Culture Will Get You Further

June 6, 2013

Engineers aren't known for their anthropological acumen. What's anthropology you ask?  Why it's the study of humankind; societies and culture and their development to be exact.  'But I work exclusively in the U.S. and I don't need to know about other cultures or societies, I interact with only one - American (or Canadian...or Indian...or French).'  Think again.  Even within your macro-societal group there are aggregate societies, aggregate cultures.  Why do you think no two engineering firms are the same?  It's because they have different cultures.  Understanding culture will get you further in landing a new job or growing in the one you already hold. Read More

Industry Market Trends

How Thailand’s Industrial Growing Pains Could Affect U.S. Businesses

June 6, 2013

In the past decade, Thailand has grown into an industrial powerhouse ranked 17th in the world in manufacturing, and 14th in automobile production. But the country is still growing and its policies and infrastructure are evolving. U.S. companies doing business in Thailand need to understand these growing pains and their potential impact. Read More