In order to answer this question, one must first be clear on the definitions of imperialism and manifest destiny. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, imperialism is defined as “a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force” and manifest destiny is defined as “a future event accepted as inevitable.” In the context of US history, manifest destiny refers to the commonly accepted belief in the 18th century that settlers in the Colonies were destined by God to continue to expand westward across the United States, to the Pacific Ocean. Historically, the concept of imperialism in this context can be taken to mean the expansion of a country’s power by means of acquiring additional lands.
When considering the impact of imperialism and manifest destiny in today’s US workplaces, the inevitable expansion of power and influence does not so much refer to the expansion of territory or land; although it could reference the desire to extend the US business market internationally, and create international business partners. It is more likely, however, that these concepts refer to the economic expansion of US businesses. The US government seeks to influence global markets in a variety of ways, although no longer through the use of military force as was more common in the westward expansion referred to above.
On the local level, a small business may wish to expand their hold on their geographical area’s market. On a much larger level, a nationwide company would seek to extend their market overseas.