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Managing across cultures

Managing across cultures


What do we mean by culture?

Managing across cultures


Culture: the beliefs, attitudes, way of
life, art, and customs that are shared and accepted by people in a particular society.

Managing across cultures


Have you experienced living in another culture or had contact with another culture? What differences can you think of between Czech culture and other cultures you know? How might these differences affect the management of people?

Managing across cultures


Discussion What is confrontation? What is compromise?

Managing across cultures


Discussion Confrontation: to face someone firmly,
especially defiantly or accusingly. Compromise: to accept less than you originally wanted in order to reach and agreement.

Managing across cultures


Discussion P.27 - questions 1, 3, & 5

Managing across cultures


Word transformation
Verb compromise confront improvise --------------Noun Adjective Adverb

intuition

Managing across cultures


Word transformation
Verb compromise confront improvise --------------Noun compromise Adjective compromising/ uncompromising confrontation confrontational improvisation improvisational intuition intuitive

Managing across cultures


Stereotype: an impression of expected
characteristics of people or behaviours based on generalisations relating to their nationality, race, gender, or other groupings they belong to.

Managing across cultures


Discussion
p.28 Questions 1&2

Women in Business
Discussion
What percentage of graduates, and senior managers in your country do you think are female? Why do you think this is? Do you think the gender balance in senior management roles should be changed or is about right?
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Women in Business
Discussion
P.40 - Comprehension 1-4

Women in Business
Discussion
P.40 - Compulsory quotas

Women in Business
Discussion
Do you think of the following characteristics as being largely male or female? - aggression - competitiveness - determination - directness - being communicative - multi-tasking ability - empathy - diplomacy

Homework
Unit 5 - Recruitment Read p. 30-35 Exercises on ISIS