Cultural Differences and the Workplace Comparison Essay by Research Group

Cultural Differences and the Workplace
An examination of organizational behavior in the multicultural workplace with an emphasis on Arab and French cultures.
# 25705 | 2,824 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the differences between the Arab and French cultures in relation to how these differences might affect behavior in the workplace. It provides an overview of cultural differences germane to workplace dynamics and discusses the effect of such differences on organizational behavior and on the behavior of individual actors within an organization, chiefly in European work situations. It evaluates, in the context of a global economy, how a good deal of damage undoubtedly awaits organizations that fail to acknowledge cultural differences.

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"In Europe workers are less likely than American counterparts to relocate in anticipation of job opportunities, not least because welfare-state structures, including any of a variety of employment sinecures, increase "the opportunity cost of migration." This may reflect the fact that corporate culture dynamics in Europe have a less forceful effect than national cultures. This is consistent with the view that issues of cultural encounter between and among employees of widely diverse social and national backgrounds in any given corporate culture may be more decisive determinants of individual work experiences than corporate dynamics per se. The workplace, therefore, may become the principal locus of cultural encounter."

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