Understanding the Role of Culture

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7/23/2013

Case Study # 1
Week 2
Understanding the role of culture

Culture can be a combination, of rules, beliefs, techniques, artifacts, language, and religion, when these things come together it influence the human mind. With influence of culture in the human mind, it impacts the way business is conducted. We then look into corporate culture, which is what defines how managers and employees conduct themselves in the workplace of particular companies. The term corporate culture is also used when HR and Management want show a sense of community within an organization. It is well know that America is know as the melting pot, which means that we have people here from varying countries and different cultures. This means that workplaces in America are multicultural and everyone pretty much has to adapt to the culture set fourth in the office. Does this method work 100%, not always, but people adapt to it. Now with companies opening up in different countries it makes things a bit harder. Over the last 20 years many businesses have gone international, so it would be fair to say that multinational companies dominate international markets.
They are many strengths regarding understanding the roles of culture, like cultural awareness, which helps a manager plan, organize, lead, and control in a specific international setting. The awareness helps managers understand, and have empathy to a person situation, and culture if need be. The other great thing is that it makes interaction within the workplace seamless, here in America and abroad. It also makes you more of a candidate for a promotion, because you are able to be fair and objective. Some of the weakness are, MNC operating in different countries at the same time, it is difficult to understand the cultures of all the host countries. There is also the issue of conflicts with international management regarding…...

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