DQ 1.Define culture in your own words. What kinds of things constitute cultural differences? How might these differences lead to misunderstandings or conflict within global initiatives?
DQ 2.If two more companies operate together in another country other then their own, should they pay their workers the same amount of salary with benefits if they were performing the same task back at their host country? Should company owners have a total understanding the activities that transpire with their offshore businesses?
DQ 3.Which culture would you prefer? Working at a fortune 500 company where it's all about business, a enforced dress code, and working long hours. The alternative would be working at a company like Google and Facebook where working hours are not that strenuous and they have a relaxed dress code where they pride their focus on people and family vice mostly on profit. Would you take working at a company like Google/Facbook seriously? Is it more important for you to have a pleasant and caring working environment or endure a stressful one where you are making lots of money?
DQ 4.Why is understanding communicative styles of different cultures important? What do you perceive as challenges within this task?
Individual Assignment Communicative Styles Comparison Worksheet
Resources: U.S. Adversarial Style of Communication column from
Exhibit 4-6 in Ch. 4 of International Management, your completed cultural awareness self-assessment score, and the Communicative
Styles Comparison Worksheet.
Complete the Communicative Styles Comparison Worksheet.
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