Introduction In today’s global economy, working with people from different cultures is becoming the norm. Although this brings many rewards it also introduces challenges for both workers and management alike. All managers know that motivating their staff is the key to a successful business. To do this, they must understand what drives their staff. But what if their staff seem to think and behave in unexpected ways?
With the rapid growth in globalization there are a number of firms who have taken their businesses abroad. Their challenge, cross cultural management and communication. An effective communication strategy begins first with understanding who the sender of the message is and who the receiver of the message is. Many companies have realized this and offer training in the different cultures to help better facilitate communication between leaders (Cross-Cultural Communication, mindtools.com). Without this basic understand between sender and receiver it can be very difficult for companies of multicultural to even begin to communicate.
The emerging global marketplace of diverse consumers requires today’s corporations to “recruit retain and promote diverse employees to ensure success” (Robinson, M., Pfeffer, C., & Buccigrossi, J. 2003). As we move into a generation of an increasing number of non-whites to whites, our children will experience a more dramatically diverse workforce. Companies must do more than simply display the intentions of values of diversity. They must embrace and remove the obstacles for the various groups they wish to represent.
These types of factors are also always modifying since they get into a new country to do business. One “universal” method won't be sufficient in an effort to maintain policy. Arrangements as well as education are essential to the organization's survival in an international market. The more of this they actually do, the better organized they will be in following their moral as well as social obligations.
Worldwide Telecommunication, Inc. Prepares for Cultural Diversity Abstract Worldwide Telecommunication, Incorporated (Inc.) is a growing telecommunications company that has an international workforce which changes continuously. As the company’s international personnel base expands, the needs of the employees will vary and become more diverse. As new employees come aboard, the organization will see that not all workers have the same requirements or requests. Worldwide Telecommunication, Inc. must be able to fulfill the needs of staff at all levels regardless of any potential cultural barriers.
Leaders should have global mindset and cultural sensitivity awareness themselves as well and should be able to confront their own biases. They should be open-minded to learn about other cultures and be adaptable. Now-a-days, organizations, with or without merger and acquisitions, consist of diverse employees. Effective communication is crucial to gain employees’ trust and respect for building a committed global workforce (Sidle, 2009). Creating the Inclusive Culture Concept of diversity in organizational context has been around for few decades now, but lately inclusion is becoming an important concept in building the organizational culture.
These changes have increased the pressure on human resource management. Srivastava (2012). Today human resource management personnel role is to attract, retain and nurture talented employees. The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) The first challenge Human resource management is facing is globalization. Globalization is international integration arising ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing of human resource personnel so that they understand other cultural people and motivate professional personnel more and more so that they do not change organization more frequently.
Speak the Language: A Global Analysis "Globalization and immigration have transformed today's business world. Many organizations are looking for solutions to improve communication between the established corporate culture and the new multicultural workforce" (Cross Cultural Consulting and Training, para. 1). Since its beginnings in 1986, Speak the Language focused mainly on foreign companies operating in the United States. Since then the company has seen a sore need for language and culture assimilation services outside the U.S. As more U.S. companies enter the global market, training is need to provide the skills and information needed to work and compete with those from other countries.
Introduction As there are many companies and organizations operating around the world and in multinational environment today, it’s clear that there is an improving connection among countries and nations, so as a result that would cause the cultural differences to disappear and diminish. Also, since the economic boarders come down, cultural barriers usually go up, this would cause and create new challenges and opportunities in business. Some universal leadership principles that are known to be very effective when they are applied in multinational corporations and environments. However, leaders in multinational environment must understand the limitations of one’s own cultural norms. In addition, leaders will definitely have the most positive influence if they have the willingness to recognize the limitations of their own cultural norms.
In all workplaces, people have language and cultural differences, and good communication skills will help to reduce these barriers. Companies that provide communication training early, and on a regular basis, to these employees, will reap the benefits of effective workplace communication. Effective communication causes an increase in productivity, decrease in errors to be made and their working operations will run smoother. Global business transactions are continually increasing in the new world of today and the need for effective communication to meet these global demands is also increasing. Managers and employees must know how to effectively communicate with the company's international stakeholders and understand the difference in these cultures as well as terms commonly used in foreign countries that another culture finds offensive.