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5.1 Discussion: Masculinity vs. Femininity Societies (Part B)

 

Getting Started

Note: This is Part B of a two-week discussion forum. In the previous workshop, you made an initial post; in this workshop, you will respond to the posts of your classmates and will post a summary of your new learning. You and your classmates must pace yourselves to complete the discussion fully within the time allotted.

In the video you will watch for this discussion, Hofstede identifies masculine societies as those in which emotional gender roles between men and women are distinct. Cultures characterized as being feminine are those in which the gender roles are not as distinct, often overlapping (10 minutes with, 2014). In this discussion, you will examine this cultural dimension in more depth, while having the opportunity to reflect on your personal views relative to masculine and feminine traits.

Reference

10 minutes with. (2014, November 18). 10 minutes with…Geert Hofstede on masculinity vs. femininity 10112014 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Pyr-XKQG2CM

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Examine theoretical concepts in the exploration of business globalization and culture.
  • Analyze the impact of cultural differences on business decision making and strategic planning.
  • Articulate the importance of integrating a Christian worldview with global business practice.

Resources

  • Video: 10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Masculinity vs. Femininity
  • File: Masculinity vs. Femininity
  • Article: ‘Christian Worldview’ Drives Hungary’s Stunningly Successful Pro-Family Policies: Minister for Family

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Review the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Masculinity vs. Femininity.” 
  3. Review the PowerPoint on Masculinity vs. Femininity
  4. Review ‘Christian Worldview’ Drives Hungary’s Stunningly Successful Pro-Family Policies: Minister for Family.
  5. By the end of this workshop, read and critically respond to at least two of your classmates.
    1. Consider their groupings of masculine and feminine traits as compared to your own.
    2. Explore differences in perspective and ask clarifying questions of your classmates.
    3. Evaluate the descriptions, examples, and characterizations provided in the posts of your classmates related to the application of a Christian worldview to global business.
    4. Offer alternate perspectives and provide additional clarifying commentary to add to the discussion.
  6. Each response should be at least 150 words. 

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5.2 Discussion: Assess Your Cultural Profile (Part B)

 

 

Getting Started

Note: This is Part B of a two-week discussion forum. In the previous workshop, you made an initial post; in this workshop, you will respond to the posts of your classmates and will post a summary of your new learning. You and your classmates must pace yourselves to complete the discussion fully within the time allotted.

As a global manager, it is vital to understanding culture and being able to work with diverse groups of people effectively.  Cultural Mapping outcomes can be harnessed and directed to create sustainable futures. In this workshop, you will demonstrate your global know-how and assess your mind frame.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the impact of cultural differences on business decision making and strategic planning.
  • Articulate the importance of integrating a Christian worldview with global business practice.

Resources

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Review the video “The Culture Map” by Erin Meyer.  https://hbr.org/2014/08/assess-your-cultural-profile
  3. Review the article “Assess Your Cultural Profile” by David Champion.  https://globalleadership.org/videos/leading-others/the-culture-map-2
  4. Review your Cultural Profile assessment.  
  5. By the end of this workshop, read and critically respond to at least two of your classmates.
    1. Consider comparing and contrasting your assessment to your classmate’s assessments.
  6. Each response should be at least 150 words.

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5.3 Discussion: Multicultural Competence (Part A)

 

Getting Started

This is a two-week discussion. Your initial post is due by the end of Workshop Five. You will then engage in dialogue with your classmates in at least three discussion threads (one of which is your initial post) and will post a summary of your new knowledge for each of the three discussion threads. While your interactions are not due until the end of Workshop Six, you should be prepared to engage in the discussion throughout both workshops.

In the article you will read for this assignment, Huang identifies empathy, expertise, and cultural competence as key tenets for maintaining harmony in a multicultural environment. Further, effective multicultural management overcomes the unique cultural backgrounds and differences of team members to promote a productive team environment (Huang, 2015). In this discussion, you will have the opportunity to examine in detail the value of multicultural competence as a management skill.  

Reference

Huang, J. (2015). The challenge of multicultural management in global projects [Conference presentation]. 29th World Congress International Project Management Association, Westin Playa Bonita, Panama. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.164 

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Defend multicultural competency as a necessary skill for managerial success. 

Resources

  • Video: 10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on the Importance of an International Perspective
  • File: The Importance of an International Perspective
  • Article: The Challenge of Multicultural Management in Global Projects
  • Webpage: Nokia: Our offices
  • Article: Why #hashtags rule and how to use them properly

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Review the video “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on the Importance of an International Perspective.”
  3. Examine the PowerPoint The Importance of an International Perspective.
  4. Read “The Challenge of Multicultural Management in Global Projects.”  https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/82155216.pdf  
  5. Review the webpage “Nokia: Our offices.”    https://www.nokia.com/contact-us/offices/  
  6. Read “Why #hashtags rule and how to use them properly“.   https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/marketing/2014/07/why-hashtags-rule-and-how-to-use-them-properly.html
  7. Navigate to the discussion below and post a substantive response in support of multicultural competence as a necessary management skill.
    1. In your initial post, be sure to present your most compelling arguments for multicultural competence as a necessary management skill.
    2. Be sure to provide research to support your position.
  8. Select a global location for Nokia Corporation outside of North America.
    1. Create a multicultural competent hashtag for the Nokia global location you chose and explains its meaning and significance. 
  9. Your initial response should:
    1. Be 200–300 words in length.
    2. Include a minimum of two properly cited references from academic sources. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Style Guides.
  10. Your initial response is due by the end of Workshop Five.
  11. You will respond to your classmates in the 6.1 Discussion: Multicultural Competence (Part B).

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5.4 Discussion: Long Term vs. Short Term Orientation (Part A)

 

Getting Started

This is a two-week discussion. Your initial post is due by the end of Workshop Five. You will then engage in dialogue with your classmates in at least three discussion threads (one of which is your initial post) and will post a summary of your new knowledge for each of the three discussion threads. While your interactions are not due until the end of Workshop Six, you should be prepared to engage in the discussion throughout both workshops.

A global leader is faced with choices on a daily basis, which determine the outcome of their decisions. In a decision-making process, a global leader can either utilize long term orientation, which is the fostering in a society of pragmatic virtues oriented to future rewards in particular perseverance, thrift, and adapting to changing circumstances, or short term orientation, which stands for fostering in a society of virtues related to the past and present (10 minutes with, 2015). 

Reference

10 minutes with. (2015, March 7). 10 minutes with Geert Hofstede on long versus short term orientation 01032015 [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ygYIGsIQ4&feature=emb_title

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of integrating a Christian worldview with global business practice.
  • Analyze the impact of cultural differences on business decision making and strategic planning.

Resources

  • Video: 10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Long versus Short Term Orientation
  • Video: Alexandre Havard on Virtuous Leadership
  • Video How to Identify a Good Leader- 5 minutes with Prof. Alexandre Havard
  • Website: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions: Understanding different countries.
  • File: Hofstede on Long versus Short Term Orientation

Background Information

PRA

Characteristics

Tips

Long-Term Orientation

  • People often wonder how to know what is true. For example, questions like “What?” and “How?” are asked more than “Why?”
  • Thrift and education are seen as positive values.
  • Modesty.
  • Virtues and obligations are emphasized.
  • Behave in a modest way.
  • Avoid talking too much about yourself.
  • People are more willing to compromise, yet this may not always be clear to outsiders; this is certainly so in a culture that also scores high on PDI.

Short-Term Orientation

  1. People often want to know “Why?”
  2. Strong convictions.
  3. As people tend to oversell themselves, others will assess their assertions critically.
  4. Values and rights are emphasized.
  • Sell yourself to be taken seriously.
  • People are less willing to compromise as this would be seen as weakness.
  • Flattery empowers.

Retrieved from: Mind Tools. (n.d.). Hofstede’s cultural dimensions: Understanding different countries. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_66.htm

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Watch the following videos:
    1. “10 Minutes with Geert Hofstede on Long versus Short Term Orientation”
    2. “Alexandre Havard on Virtuous Leadership”
    3. “How to Identify a Good Leader – 5 minutes with Prof. Alexandre Havard”
  3. Review the Hofstede on Long versus Short Term Orientation PowerPoint and the chart illustrated in the “Background Information” section above.
  4. Navigate to the discussion below and post a substantive response to the following questions:
    1. Discuss which of the two types of orientation, “long term vs. short term,” is most likely to be adopted by a virtuous leader.
    2. Provide an example of a virtuous organization that uses either of the two (long term or short term) orientation.
    3. Share a Bible verse that helps support a virtuous leader and organization.
  5. Your initial response should:
    1. Be 200–300 words in length
    2. Include a minimum of two properly cited references from academic sources. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Style Guides.
  6. Your initial response is due by the end of Workshop Five.
  7. You will respond to your classmates in the 6.2 Discussion: Long Term vs. Short Term Orientation (Part B).

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5.5 Assignment: #KimberlyClark Corporation

 

Getting Started

Hofstede’s long-term orientation describes how every society has to maintain some links with its past while dealing with the challenges of the present and future, and societies prioritize these two existential goals differently. In this assignment, you will examine a multinational corporation with global locations and analyze the long versus short term orientation of one site. You will conclude the assignment with developing a culturally competent business hashtag.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Examine theoretical concepts of business globalization and culture.
  • Defend multicultural competency as a necessary skill for managerial success.
  • Analyze the impact of cultural differences on business decision making and strategic planning.

Resources

  • Webpage: Country Comparison Tool for Hofstede’s Dimensions
  • Webpage: Global Locations of Kimberly-Clark
  • Website: OCLS APA Writing Style Guides

Background Information

According to their website,

Kimberly-Clark Corporation was established in 1875 in Wisconsin, USA (current headquarters in Texas) and is now a global marketer of a wide range of family care, baby care, adult and feminine care, personal care and health care products for use in home, business, and industry. Today Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust Kimberly-Clark brands to enhance their health, hygiene and wellbeing. This trust has led to Kimberly-Clark brands holding the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. (Kimberly-Clark, n.d.).

Kimberly-Clark has manufacturing operations in 40 countries, and Kimberly-Clark products are sold in more than 175 countries worldwide. With well-known and trusted brands (such as Kleenex, Scott, and Huggies), their 57,000 global employees are also changing the world for the better, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe.

Reference

Kimberly-Clark. (n.d.). Kimberly-Clark corporation: A proud history. http://www.kimberly-clark.com.au/en/our-company/history/

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. View the webpage “Global Locations” of Kimberly-Clark.  https://www.kimberly-clark.com/en/locations
  3. Select a global location for Kimberly-Clark Corporation outside of North America.
  4. Use Country Comparison Tool for Hofstede’s Dimensions to review a comparison of the United States and the global location you selected.  https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/
  5. Write a five-page paper utilizing APA format. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Style Guides.
  6. Include the following information in your paper:
    1. Describe Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the country you selected. 
    2. Explain two key characteristics of doing business in the country you selected.
    3. Include a country comparison between the United States and the country you selected. 
    4. How might knowing the comparison of long- and short-term orientation influence a global manager’s decision making?
    5. Describe the culture’s management styles in the country you selected. Has Kimberly-Clark Corporation incorporated these styles within the global location you chose? If so, explain using evidence from research. If not, what suggestions would you give a manager at the selected location to help them succeed?
    6. What managerial challenges might arise when integrating a Christian worldview at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the global location you chose?
  7. Include a minimum of five properly cited research sources.
  8. Submit your APA-formatted paper by the end of this workshop.

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