Networks and the need to belong are the basis of friendships and subgroups

Networks and the need to belong are the basis of friendships and subgroups

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Networks and the need to belong are the basis of friendships and subgroups. Networks are formed with personal ties and involve an exchange of assistance. In some cultures such as the Arab, Spanish, and Japanese, networking is essential because they prefer to conduct business with people they know or with associated of people they know. Norms, rules, roles, and networks are situational factors that influence encoding and decoding of both verbal and nonverbal messages within a culture. They are unwritten guidelines people within the cultural group follow. A role includes the behavioral expectations of a position within a culture and is affected by norms and rules. When the United States decided to help the people of Kuwait defend themselves against Iraq in 1992, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called in the other ambassadors within his network for their concurrence. Norms are culturally ingrained principles of correct and incorrect
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Unformatted text preview: behaviors that, if broken, carry a form of overt or covert penalty. The ability to develop networks in intercultural situations can enable you to do business more effectively in multicultural environments. I structured the paragraph to explain the difference between networking and norms, but I ended the paragraph showing how networking and norms go hand in hand. You can see the first two sentences explain the true definition of networking with a supporting situation to show how networking can be effective, especially when conduction business within your culture. The next couple of sentences were arrange to explain the definition of norms and to give a prime example of how knowing the norms can be detrimental when doing business internationally and how knowing the norms can effect relationships. I ended the paragraph showing how norms and networking are different, but correlate with each other when it comes to business and relationships....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course MBA 512 taught by Professor Sparks during the Fall '11 term at Kaplan University.

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