Problem

Cultural differences in working environments

Other Names:
Differences in management style between merging corporations
Incidence:
Difficulties in transnational mergers tend to be associated with the differeing emphasis distinct cultures place upon individual and team effort, or the freedom of staff to voice opinions. Inconclusive meetings may be a source of much frustration where one culture assumes that decisions need to be made at a higher level and the other assumes that such decisions can be delegated to the level of the meeting. Some cultures prefer elaboration of abstract models, others prefer a more pragmatic approach.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
06.10.1998 – 00:00 CEST