Hello everyone, my name is Racheal Burgess, and I am a Sophmore in the Organization Leadership program, returning to school after 16 years. I am a Design supervisor in Charlotte, North Carolina, with 20 years of experience in Design Engineering, but this is my first supervisor role. I am excited about this course as my position includes trying to align design practices with my global counterparts in France and China. Communicating through web meetings and emails has been difficult, but I think the issue isn’t that we don’t speak the same primary language. We struggle to understand each other because of cultural norms and social queues. This semester I hope to gain a better understanding of my team members outside of the U.S.
Have a great semester, everyone.