It is the relationship between organizational culture and ethics that can get businesses into significant trouble in the long term. An organizational culture that supports uncertain decisions and unethical behavior will need to change its culture. When changing business, organization culture is problematic, but
The rules and regulations of ethics and behavior are affected by the basic values of the goals of company with in the community. Even though there are some organizations that think the only social goal of a company is to gain benefit. With a different school of thought, other members think that the goal of a company is larger than just gaining profit and that everyone that is influenced by the firm's activity, suppliers, employees, shareholders, customers, and the domestic society have a concern and commitment in the firms activity. These commitments are very important to a company regardless of whether it is international or domestic in its activities. However, international companies have to deal with specific difficulties and requirements above and beyond those operating only in local markets.
Prior to expanding a business in a foreign country, American business owners must be able to recognize, integrate, and implement cultural beliefs as part of the business plan. Therefore, business owners should learn to respect different cultures in order to meet and prevent stripping the population of their uniqueness, and create opportunity for inequality. “Culture encompasses the ideas, values, practices, and material objects that allow a group of people, even an entire society, to carry out their collective lives in relative order and harmony” (Ritzer, 2012, p.116). This paper will cover culture practices in relation to their values, beliefs, family structure, religion, and communication style as well as food practices and preferences. [pic] The Colombian culture is different from other populations and regions among the South American culture.
India and the Middle East share some of the most difficult structures to be successful in due to the nature and requirement of personal relationships along with the differences in Law and government involvement. This paper will discuss, compare and contrast these areas to relate a greater understanding of the cultural influences in these regions. The Asian Way Business Travel This article focuses on several different areas of the world in respect to India, China, The Philippines, and Singapore. It discusses the cultural aspects of each and how the relationships and business models design effect the daily scope of interaction and efficiency to create success. Some of the areas covered are greetings, business cards, honorifics, punctuality and attire.
QHT1 Task 4 9/6/2015 As a manager of a business it is important to know how to overcome the communication barriers. I will list the four key types of communication barriers and how to avoid them so a company can run more productively. The four categories are process barriers, personal barriers, physical barriers, and semantic barriers. Process barriers are having an issue of communication between the sender and the receiver. An issue occurs when the message has too much information and it’s confusing, having a fear of criticism or language differences.
This is threatening because it creates a fear of the unknown future as well as failures. Change can also be annoying if someone else is trying to tell us how to do our job better when the existing way of doing business may have suited us just fine. To effectively and efficiently implement change, it is therefore important to understand the reasons why individuals resist change. I will briefly describe the four common reasons for resistance to change and then discuss methods for overcoming resistance to change2. Reasons for resistance to change Resistance to change is a reaction.
‘Wolfgang’s Balancing Act’ Case Study Task 1 Cultural contingencies that shape employee behavior in Healthcare As the world becomes more interdependent, the business and the process of doing business are exposed to many, continuously changing dimensions, structures and opposing forces. In a global environment, culture is a critical factor whereby the process of advancing cultural intelligence and international cultural competence would be the deciding element for the success of managers and leaders especially those who perform human resource (HR) functions. Within the cultural context, common elements are to be found including shared and dynamic nature surrounding norms, values and beliefs which are expressed through different behaviors, artifacts and interactions. It is necessary then for HR managers like Wolfgang to fulfill profitable relationships vested on the capability to reconcile cultural dimensions of pay systems from the headquarters to subsidiaries. Within Healthcare, there are economic, political and cultural forces that are influencing the operation.
In today’s fast paced globalized businesses, maintaining a strong culture is getting increasingly challenging, and therefore stresses the need for a heightened awareness to maintain it. Cultures are generally described as how the employees perceive it. Organizational Cultures are usually started by the founders and early leaders, and generally reflect on their beliefs and values. Organizations describe and maintain their cultures using a variety of strategies such as hiring, socialization, stories, rituals, material symbols, and slogans etc. An organization where culture is widely shared across employees and groups is said to have a strong culture.
Trust and Team Relationships Teams and teamwork are essential to the success of most business enterprises that are not classified as a Sole Proprietorship. By working in teams, an organization is leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that individual team members bring to the challenges facing their organization. There are a number of different factors that may affect a team’s ability to successfully complete a task. The skills and talent of individual team members, organizational support and effective leadership are some noteworthy variables, but perhaps the most significant factor in determining a team’s effectiveness is that of trust (Granered, 2006). The idea of whether trust is assumed or earned in a team setting depends largely on the individual team members.
September 24, 2014 To: Crystal Sears From: Maykol Au MA Subject: Culture's Impact on Communication In order to run a business/organization successfully and effectively, communication is a key component. Communicating effectively means being diverse and looking at every situation from an ethical point of view, especially when the situation deals with different cultures, and intercultural communication comes into play. The importance of understanding the opportunities and challengers of intercultural communication are crucial in order to communicate effectively throughout cultures. Messages sent and received between two or more cultures are subject to misinterpretation, stereotype, or cultural biases. Culture tends to influence almost everything pertaining to communication including nonverbal signs, language and the literal meaning of words.