USAID Policy on Cooperation with the Department of Defense

Increasingly, USAID and DoD share the same operating space. In order to cooperate effectively in the diverse places where USAID and DoD personnel find each other, it is important to draw upon lessons from experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and from cooperation in other countries and regions where we have worked together, including Colombia, the Philippines, the Balkans, and the Sahel.

Our Uniforms Reflect Our Culture, and Show Us Part Of Our Problem

DLNSEO Culture Team
Uniforms reflect the military's organizational culture, a pattern of basic assumptions, ideas, beliefs, and values that prescribe both external behavior and internal management and integration. Brig. Gen. Kim Field discusses what military uniforms symbolize, and what skills and attributes they fail to represent.

The Mistake Most Managers Make with Cross Cultural Training

DLNSEO Culture Team

Mark is an HR director looking to improve his company’s cross-cultural skills, especially in Germany where his company is doing an increasing amount of business. After considerable research, Mark hires a firm to deliver a training solution that seems like just what the doctor ordered. It’s a tool that enables employees to discover their “cultural profile” and then compare that profile to those from a range of other cultures.

Knowledge Transfer Through Expatriation: The U-curve Approach To Overseas Staffing

While group intellectual capital, manifested in the ability to transfer core competencies from one experience to the next, is critical for sustaining competitive advantage, today's organization faces the difficulty of measuring and managing these intangible assets. Here we examine the unique role of expatriate managers in enhancing group intellectual capital by facilitating the transfer of knowledge across national borders.