The Value of Cultural Differences: what Matters?

Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Knowledge Center

 

Next Topic

Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management) > Forum > The Value of Cultural Differences: what Matters?

The Value of Cultural Differences: what Matters?
Benhoumeur
Cultural differences can be sources of value to the firm. But what differences matter? Management is about increasing shareholders' value, which can be very shortsighted as far as culture, not finance, is concerned. Managers must be aware not to take the tree for the wood. Actions are better than words in this setting. Can managers take this challenge and avoid confusing social and cultural factors with political ones? (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

    Log in

 
The Value of Cultural Differences
Mindzak, Teacher, Japan, Member
Well said, however, not to forget that confusing social and cultural factors with political ones may not be the only premise, assuming one may argue for the manager to able to pursue political gains alongside cultural and social ones hence, being careful of not needlessly prioritizing one at the expense of the other. All the same, a challenge exists namely, the necessity of consistency between one's actions and one's words. The tree is the wood and vice versa. In this case, the question becomes "what is the setting?
 

         
Special Interest Group Leader

Interested? Sign up for free.


Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Summary
Forum
Best Practices


Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Knowledge Center

 

Next Topic



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2019 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.2 - Last updated: 9-12-2019. All names of their owners.