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  • Writer's pictureVirginia de Bond

Cosmopolitan & Organization Multi Environment

Updated: Nov 3, 2018

Cross Cultural Management

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Cross Cultural Management - For thousands of years, people of different countries have been interacting on trade. The world has entered a new space of economic development, and it is important to understand how the integration between culture, environment, IT, Human behavior can be managed effectively to identify pursuing economic opportunities.

Considering hiring expatriate, in the high-level management positions help organizations to create a multicultural environment and cosmopolitan education. Cross-border communication, influence and able to handle various market types had lead to contribute to the success of organization. When there are various nationalities, they should be managed carefully. People from same nationalities are inclined towards each other. Few foreign nationals in an organization will not make a big difference. But a considerable group of the same nationalities may tend to aggravate tension among others. There may be more negative impacts by a group of same nationalities. A manager, should redesign strategies and the internal organizational thinking to respond to the external vendors. There are companies that have their off-shore offices in India, Philippines, and other Europe countries. When interacting with each other, be mindful in changing their communication levels to accommodate the offshore associates to understand them better. Further, consider the time difference, before calling them as there are countries that has 12-hour time difference. Developing a cosmopolitan environment could be a cultural change in the organization.

Research shows that some of the organizations, discourage filling their management team with people with different cultural backgrounds who has advanced degrees. Reason being, training and development of rooted cosmopolitism in people who currently work in low capacities, with average education levels is not an easy task.

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