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Inernational Business/International Development
An international business professional experienced in project management, business administration, and new business development and strategy in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia including conflict zones such as Afghanistan. Experience living and studying culture and history in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Received regional company award at Chemonics International for Best Development Impact in 2010. Excellent logistical, cross-cultural communication and organizational skills with an ability to create quality deliverables in any environment and meet deadlines. Proficient in Arabic, French, and Spanish.
I am happy to hear about this initiative. Many Americans spend more than half their lives in the office which can be an unhealthy environment from the sitting, to staring at a computer screen, to eating unhealthy and quick meals. Mostly, the stress makes people ill. I think that there is a lot of very necessary attention on American diets but not enough on stress in the workplace which can lead to more health problems than people realize. Stress can be alleviated through better management, teamwork, and happier more satisfied people in the office. I am glad that IDEO and Bupa is supporting a healthy work environment initiative.
If this initiative goes global, most people are laborers and especially agriculture laborers where the health problems are very different. There are techniques to teach people about how to farm with their current equipment but in ways that exhaust them less an are safer.