Managing Across Cultures
Guidance and format Preparation of the Portfolio
Item 1: The Practice Report
Title: ?Managing Across Cultures?
You are asked to prepare a report on the above topic, Managing Across Cultures. In class we looked at the Power Point entitled ?The Assignment? and ?Writing for Success?. In ?The Assignment?, you have been given the 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? This can happen when people from very different cultures work together. Organisations are beginning to realise the importance of training their managers to become inter-culturally competent in order to ensure their staff continue to be motivated and productive.
The main issues to be discussed in this report are:
? How culture influences working styles
? Different management styles
? The importance of training managers to become inter-culturally competent
Now you have to complete the following based on this introduction;
The Reading – in Reading and Resources on this Breo site :
? ?Quality management : a cross-cultural perspective
You need to provide a discussion of the issues as given in the Introduction and use the reading as evidence to support your discussion
Conclude on each issue and a final conclusion.
Word count: Including the introduction 1,500 words.
Use the Turnitin on your breo site.
Item 2: Your Profile
An important outcome of your portfolio is your personal profile. This is your ?calling card? and is a way of entering the international world of business. Linkedin is not just a tool to promote yourself but also a way to network with people and organisations that may be useful to you or your organisation.
There is no such thing as the perfect CV. Your CV must be continually updated as you develop more skills. You need also to compose a CV that reflects the position you are applying for. We also ask you to submit a traditional CV using the format used in your country. This is to make you aware of your ?audience? and to understand the expectations of different markets, both domestic and international.