Comparing Cultural Diversity
Using a provided scenario, address the expectations and roles of women and religion in a 2–3 page company memorandum for an MNC management team. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: SHOW LESS Competency 1: Explain how culture influences human resource practices and employee management. Describe how each country regards women and religion. Competency 2: Analyze global issues that influence human resource practices for multinational corporations (MNCs). Assess how these assumptions impact an organization’s global recruiting and hiring practices. Competency 3: Analyze the impact of cross-cultural communications on employee management in multinational corporations (MNCs). Examine organizational integration and communication impacts for HR in this scenario. Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the human resource profession. Write in a professional style using APA citations and format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Preparation A country’s culture has a significant impact on its views of women, religion, customs, and children’s human rights; these aspects, in turn, have a significant impact on human resource practices and an organization’s ability to operate globally. This assessment is based on the following scenario: Your organization just acquired an information technology company in the Republic of Kosovo, formerly Yugoslavia. Kosovo has not yet received recognition from enough countries to be considered a sovereign nation. It is an area of Eastern Europe where there are many talented information technology professionals and small entrepreneurs. Before your company and the new firm begin joint operations, you want to communicate to the membership of both organizations the similarities and differences between Kosovo and the United States. As you prepare a business report, keep in mind the differences in the roles of women in each country and the challenges that might be experienced by the members of each organization as they begin to integrate operations and bring both organizations under the same reporting chain. U.S. members will experience a change in their management structure, starting above the CIO position. In American companies, it is not unusual to have a large number of supervisors who are women, and in your company there are some women executives as well. Also, consider the faiths that are practiced in the two countries. Kosovo is primarily Russian Orthodox and Muslim, while the United States contains members of a greater variety of religions. Lastly, the people in the region of Kosovo are easily insulted, so you must be careful to treat them with respect, kindness, and understanding. Requirements Address the expectations and roles of women and religion in a 3–4 page business report for the organization’s management teams in Kosovo and the United States that addresses the following: Describe how each country regards women and religion. Be sure to describe three assumptions about women and religion that influence views in each country. How could these assumptions influence employee management? Assess how these assumptions impact an organization’s global recruiting and hiring practices. For example, could a woman hold a leadership role in your country of interest? How does religion influence your organization and work culture? Examine organizational integration and communication impacts for HR in this scenario. For example, how will onboarding and training activities conducted by human resources be impacted? Additional Requirements Your assessment is considered a professional style document appropriate for the workplace versus an academic paper. It should meet the following requirements in addition to the 3–4 page business report. Include the following: Title page. A basic title page will contain the following information centered, about one-third of the way down the page: Document title. Your name. Date. For the 3–4 page report, set up the document pages with 1-inch margins at the top, bottom, right, and left. Left justify paragraphs, or indent using 5–7 spaces. Use single-spaced paragraphs and double spacing between paragraphs. Use subheadings to divide all documents—particularly those over a page in length—into logical, well-ordered sections. Use ordered or bulleted lists to clarify points within your document. Put page numbers on each page, including the cover page. You may add additional information, such as the title or your name, to each page as well.
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