Assignment 3: Personal Interactions within Cultures Due Week 6 and worth 200 points
In week one, you were instructed to contact companies who might grant a short interview so you are able to gain information about how mid-level managers interact.
Conduct an interview with two individuals at mid-level manager levels within a company with international operations to determine how they personally interact with the people in similar levels in the organization’s counterparts abroad.
Focus on similarities and differences in communication styles and what types of strategies they have determined work most effectively.
Write an 8-12 page paper in which you: Summarize the scope of the international operation. Compare the international operation’s strategic process with that of the domestic location.
Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the interaction between the two parties in the two locations. Recommend adaptive strategies to improve the interactions between the two parties. Assess the variance, if any, in the level of authority and decision making abilities of the individuals in the two locations. Determine how ethical differences might factor into these relationships.