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What is an organizational culture?It is the meaning shared amongst members of a given organization, distinct from any other organization.n/an/an/an/a
How does culture affect an international business?With every country having its own communication habits and styles, these companies face cultural differences amongst its diverse employees. Cultural barriers affect the business’ bottom line.Culture influences the way an organization responds to its environment, roles, structure, how members communicate, make decisions and also they respond to the organizational structure.By the varying priorities, performances and practices across nations.n/an/a
Causes of cultural differences in international businessesLanguage barriers, Social norms, total quality management standards.Lack of trainings on management, lack of cultural awarenessFactors that contribute in achieving a Total Quality Managementn/an/a
Can cross cultural differences be resolved?Yes. Trainings on management, cultural rewarding on individuals.Trainings and cultural awarenessYes. With differences in religion and language, cultural homogeneity may be impossible to achieve in a certain nationn/an/a
Do these factors relate to me?Yes. Creating awareness of cultural differences in a company begins with an individual.Yes. As an individual, cultural misunderstanding could affect you adversely if you lack prior knowledge of other cultures.Yes. To achieve cultural homogeneity, individual should have be flexible and interested.
Can they be positively resolved?Yes. By training the workforce.Yes. Through cultural analysis.Yes. Through adopting a variety of cultural practices.