By Jim Wilson, AgGateway Standards Director
Several years ago the AgGateway (North America) Board of Directors directed Rod Conner and me to establish AgGateway Global Network for the purpose of promoting the consistent application of standards globally while supporting region-specific requirements. We learned a lot in the years since. One thing we learned was that our assumptions about complete regional autonomy were not valid. Consequently, in the interest of more effectively using AgGateway resources and leveraging a strong brand globally, AgGateway and AgGateway Global Network will consolidate effective 1 January 2020 as simply “AgGateway”.
As a single global organization, it becomes important for participants in each region to raise their awareness of region-specific thinking, speaking and writing. In my experience, U.S. citizens are especially prone to a region-specific mindset—that region being, of course, the United States. In many circumstances context is sufficient to avoid misunderstanding, but even so, region-specific speaking and writing belies the claim that AgGateway is a global organization. On the other hand, U.S. citizens can signal their appreciation of a global audience in simple ways.
For U.S. citizens, internalize the following tips. For non-U.S. citizens, gently nudge your U.S. collaborators toward thinking, speaking and writing globally.
We could undoubtedly add more tips to this list, but this should be a good start. Think globally!
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