Multiculturalism And Internationalism In Organizations Discussion

MMPA 6542 WU Multiculturalism And Internationalism In Organizations Discussion

MMPA 6542

Walden University

MMPA

Question Description

 

One of the biggest challenges in managing an international organization is the need to manage a diverse group of employees and stakeholders. The individuals may have widely varied backgrounds and a good manager must account for this. Cross-cultural management skills are essential for leadership in international organizations.

For this Discussion, read the report The Challenges Leaders Face Around the World: More Similar than Different from this week’s resources. Consider some of the common themes that leaders face in different parts of the world. Think about how managers of international organizations can take into account these themes when managing their organizations. Then review Chapter 14 in the course text. Consider the following:

  1. The challenges to human resources management in international organizations
  2. Whether such challenges are substantively different from those in purely domestic organizations
  3. How these challenges relate to the issues of cross-cultural management
  4. How the organization you selected for the Final Project demonstrates cross-cultural management

Post an explanation of how your organization models cross-cultural leadership. In your explanation, address whether or not the organization includes cross-cultural leadership in its planning and evaluation and why. Also, explain if the overall mission of the organization requires that the organization practice a cross-cultural management or leadership model.

Required Resources

READINGS

  • Missoni, E., & Alesani, D. (2013). Management of international institutions and NGOs: Frameworks, practices and challenges. New York, NY: Routledge.
    • Chapter 14, “Human Resources Management” (pp. 325–359)
      Note: You already read this chapter in Week 6.
    • Chapter 15, “Building and Managing the Organization’s Profile” (pp. 363–390)
    • Chapter 16, “Ethics and International Organizations” (pp. 391–405)
    • Chapter 17, “Conclusions” (pp. 406–410)
  • Gentry, W., Eckert, R., Stawiski, S.,& Zhao, S. (2014). The Challenges Leaders Face Around the World: More Similar Than Different [White paper]. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/Challen…
    The Challenges Leaders Face Around the World: More Similar Than Different, by Gentry, W.; Eckert, R.; Stawiski, S.; Zhao, S. by Center for Creative Leadership. Reprinted by permission of Center for Creative Leadership via the Copyright Clearance Center.