Running head: Kenya Case
Cross-cultural Training – Kenya Case
Cross-Cultural Training – Kenya Case
Even the simplest move from one office to another sometimes can make someone a bit uncomfortable. Moving from this country to a country like Africa could definitely be overwhelming and frustrating for some people. For some others, it could be a great experience, and great opportunity for personal and professional grows. The United States is a very diversify country; it is based of immigrants that decided to move out of their native countries looking for a new life and new opportunities. With that said, the country may have a multi cultural lineage but not as strong to understand other countries cultural behaviors. These days, where we have so many international companies doing business across the world, researchers are studying ways for different cultures to be able to interact positively. The Closing Case is an excellent example where a person with managing skills was going to be sent to Africa along with his wife and two teenagers. The case expresses how this family has to be trained in order to act effectively in another country. During this case you can observe different behaviors and thoughts coming from each family individual; from Dale Pilger’s, who is the new General Motors managing director in Kenya (Africa), and his wife positive attitude to his teenager’s negative attitude. The fact is that in order for them to have a smooth move, they had to be part of this training. The training was going to be a way to show the family how to get involved with the Kenya population in a more professional and personal way. It is crucial to understand that what means something for our country could definitely mean something else for other countries. In this particular case, as mentioned earlier, the family is moving to Kenya. This country seems to have a polychromic culture, which means that they see time as a flexible and elastic thing. Countries...