Here the author examines the art of managing people who are from different cultures, taking into account their different set of values, traditions, and ways of achieving various goals.
It exposes some of the problems inherent in the host (local) country where a home (parent company) manager refuses or is incapable of internalizing the local culture in which the expatriate operates.
Not only are they enthusiastic importers of products and services, they are also eager to acquire the technological know-how and system support that comes from working with their international trading partners.
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ctx_ver=z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:pqd&rft_val_fmt=ori:fmt:kev:mtx:journal&genre=article&rft_id=xri:pqd:did=000000287619421&svc_dat=xri:pqil:fmt=text&req_dat=xri:pqil:pq_clntid=23364In every country, specific cultures exist. In comparison most businesses have a variety of different cultures because there are different people working within the company.
People with the same religion, language, beliefs and values share a culture.
A discussion is presented of some of the problems inherent in the host (local) country where a home (parent company) manager refuses or is incapable of internalizing the local culture in which the expatriate operates.
With regard to intercultural communication proper, it studies situations where people from different cultural backgrounds interact.
The change he was encouraged to make was to promote those strengths to those around him, doing a little self-boasting and speaking up more in meetings.
In other words, making small extroverted changes, but ones that didn’t completely go against his introverted style.
The paper provides results of a study using Associative Group Analysis concerning divergent versus convergent thinking and provides further implications for project management.
These theories consider relations between people, motivational orientation, definition of self and others, attitudes toward time, risk, control, context, and the environment.