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Global Leaders and Culture Chapter 1 Dr David Pritchard
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Overview Culture and its effects on organizations Cultural variables Cultural value dimensions
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Cultural Variables Never assume that a manager can transplant American, or Japanese, or any other country’s styles, practices, expectations, and processes Managers need to develop a cultural profile that identifies the specific differences found in each country
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Culture Counts Behavior Morale Productivity at work
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Understanding Macro/Micro Culture Sense of Self and Space Communication and Language Verbal Non Verbal Time Consciousness Relationships Family Work Habits and Practices
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Culture and Its Effects on Organizations
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Subcultures Residents of the country only conform to the national character to a certain degree Could be from ethnic, geographic, or other variables Good managers treat people as individuals and they avoid any form of stereotyping
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Unformatted text preview: Influences on National Culture Kinship guides family relationships Education formal or informal education of workers affects workplace expectations Economy means of production and distribution in a society influences all aspects of the resource allocation Political system of government imposes varying constraints on an organization Influences on National Culture Religion spiritual beliefs of a society are so powerful that they overpower all other cultural aspects Associations the formal and informal groups that make up a society Health system of health care affects employee productivity Recreation the use, attitude, and choice of how to use leisure time Hofstedes Value Dimensions Power Distance Uncertainty Avoidance Individualism Masculinity...
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