A Culture Briefing of Ghana

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Overview of Ghana This briefing provides a discussion on Ghana’s practical aspects of managing LOVEJOY Human Capital Management Company. It includes what it takes for the senior managers and executives to be successful in Ghana with human resource management. In addition, this cultural briefing paper of Ghana will discuss briefly the following: location, history, size, language, traditions, values and ethics, life styles, and the characteristics of Ghana culture. This briefing will create a foundation on Ghana political system, economic system, their business practices and tips for leading in Ghana and concluding with the practical aspects of managing Ingram’s Building and Infrastructure Company in Ghana. Ghana is located on the west coast of Africa, a former British colony known as the gold coast. In 1957 Ghana became the first country in the colonial sub-Saharan Africa to get her independence. It is surrounded by Cote d’lvire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Ghana is 88,811 square miles, with a total area of 92,456 square miles and in 2010; Ghana’s population was estimated to be 24.330.939. Ghana’s national language is English, is the main language of government and teaching (http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Ghana.html#ix1RZ7o0Qmv). Family relationship in Ghana is very strong and is the primary source of loyalty and responsibility. Family obligations take precedence over pretty much everything in the Ghanaians lives and it is important for Ghanaians to maintain self-respect, and have a high-standard reputation (http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/ghana.html). The Ghanaians culture is never complete without music which is an important part of their traditions. In Ghana there are three types of music: traditional and ethic music which is played during festivals and

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