Florida Engineering Society, September 2011, R. Craig Finley, Jr., P.E., Managing Principal
Over the past several months, I’ve been asked by many Florida engineering companies about Finley Engineering Group’s experience working internationally, and if we are going to continue to pursue projects overseas. I suspect that this is because the downturn in the U.S. market is not creating enough new project opportunities for all the firms looking for work. As a result, firms struggling to win new projects will need to look elsewhere to keep their staffs busy and remain profitable.
Expansion into new international markets may be a good step for some; but is not the answer for everyone. To be successful internationally it takes
a certain skill set, a much different approach to business, a fascination with adventure and a sense of how your organization must change to work across several time zones with different languages and cultures. Read more…