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Managing Cultural Differences

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Managing Cultural Differences Formulation Presentation Ahmed khaled Al Ashi 10300036002


Definition Of The Managing Across Cultures:

*Involves the ability to know and accept similarities and differences between nations and cultures and then way key organizational and strategic issues with an open mind. *Cultures= The dominant pattern of living, thinking, and believing that is developed and transmitted by people, consciously or unconsciously, to subsequent generations. *Culture values= Those consciously and subconsciously deeply held believes that specify general preferences, behaviours, and define what is right and wrong.


Characteristics Of Cultures:
-Observed behaviour . -Norms. -Dominant Values. -Rules -Organizational Climate.

How Organizational Culture Starts

- Develop a new idea. -Bring people together and share a common vision. -Act of creation of an organization. -Collaborate.
4/23/12 -Take accountability.

The Abilities Of The Managing across Cultures:

-Understand and use cultural factors that can affect behaviour. -Respect the values of work on decisions, preferences, and practices. -Understand and motivate employers with different values and modes. -Communicate in the local language.

-Deal effectively with difficult conditions in foreign countries.


Strategy For Managing across Cultures:

-MNC strategies must address the cultural similarities and differences in their many different markets. -Globalization: *Production and distribution of products and services of a similar type and quality on a worldwide basis.

-National response : * need to understand the different customer tastes in segmented local markets and respond to different national standards as a duty by an independent governments and agencies * need to adapt tools and techniques for managing the local workforce. 4/23/12

Managing across Cultures:

-Meeting the Challenge:
-Believe that one worldwide way to doing business is the key to both efficiency and effectiveness.

-Factors that help develop strategies for different cultures:

1- differences of industry standards. 2-Continual demand by local customers for different products. 3-Importance of being an insider. 4-Difficulty of managing global organization.

-Challenges of adjusting global strategies to regional markets:

1-MNC must stay abreast of local market conditions. 4/23/12


What is nature of people ? What is persons relationship to nature ? What is the relationship to other ? What is the modality of human activity ? What is the temporal focus of activity ?

Cross-Cultural Differences And Similarities

Similarities across Cultures: -Russian and U.S. managers both: 1- Carry out traditional management communication, human resources and networking activities. 2-Use organizational behaviour modification successfully. Differences across Cultures:

- Japanese and American woman's both: 4/23/12

Case Study Of MC DONALDS

-Ray Kroc worked as a salesman. -Started a sideline business with partner. -Took the rights for franchisee of McDonalds and then bought McDonalds. -Culture Followed in McDonald: 4/23/12

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