Managing Across Cultures: The 7 Keys to Doing Business

10 thoughts on “Managing Across Cultures: The 7 Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset

  1. Keryn Keryn says:

    This book is relevant to all readers than one might think but it has as its major downfall the fact that it is largely an update of a previous book and it excludes 98% of the African continent only Egypt is represented not even South Africa And yet Africa is a part of so many major companies due to the growth potential and population of 1 b people 2nd most populous continent to Asia Hence my rating of 3 I did find the 7 cultural dimensions usefulalso known as the CW Model through they are not new heirarchy group focus relationships communication styles time orientation change tolerance motivationwork life balance Practical models do indeed help in addressing challenges tables after each dimension guide you on how to cross cultures The chapter on women in culture was interesting with some case studies of working effectively with the cultural differences while in countries that do not recognise women as eual in stature to men Although I did not use the online links and discussion forum after each section it was refreshing to see this type of interaction in a management book I would recommend it as a worthwhile read probably the type of book you want to know is there when you need to refer to it

  2. Sarie Sarie says:

    Very good and practical guide for everybody who works or travels accross various countriesLike most books on cultural differences Africa is underrepresented which is a pitty However the country overviews per chapter are very clear and helpfulI hope one day there will be an updated version of the book as the world has chenged uiet a bit in some places

  3. Denise Denise says:

    The book starts with excellent theoretical background and with a interdisciplinary view of multiculturalism but limits its scope to the definition that multiculturalism is only related to people with different nationalities There is a blind side of the individual with different cultures and the concept here was not fully explored and instead narrow oriented Plus it takes a subject very current and relevant nowadays and transforms it into a formula putting into categories ranges and number that helps the fundaments of exposing certain treats but that does not mean it proposes or suggests a different approach on administrative theory A better work related to multicultural works would be the studies of Hofstede with a much better theoretical and interdisciplinary view of the individual not constituted only by his place of birth and living

  4. Jared Jared says:

    Having worked uite significantly with businesses in 7 countries over the last 10 years I was surprised to find explanations for almost all of my frustrations and what I saw as shortcomings explained in this book When I first picked it up I thought it was going to be similar to The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman which I did not enjoy I was pleasantly surprised as I found myself having ah hah moments from the very beginning The book has some great insights even though I did find that techniues and explanations were often recycled in describing a new perspective or when developing another point Overall I felt the book was a solid 40 and if you work with international companies a must read

  5. Mike Mike says:

    Managing Across Cultures' subtitle promises The Seven Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset These seven keys turn out to basically be a tweaked presentation of Hofstede's cultural dimensions The other elements of the book are similar adaptations of other fairly prominent ideas At first I found it disappointing that the book didn't have anything newer or groundbreaking but that's the book's strength On a topic that has spawned hundreds of books filled with nonsense this book brings together the better elements of the theories that are out there into a format that's readable and applicable That makes it a worthwhile read

  6. Chip Hopper Chip Hopper says:

    The topics discussed in this book are valuable for anyone interested in having a better “global mindset” either in business or in personal interactions I liked the book but I’m not sure an entire book was necessary to convey the items addressed I think the message could have been conveyed in a much shorter format That said I think the book is worth the read

  7. Alexis Alexis says:

    This book provides a fairly basic understanding of the challenges of working in cross cultural settings It was easy to read and gave real life examples of how to apply the management concepts discussed throughout the book sharing stories of actual companies that had either succeeded or failed to interact in a global context and explaining the reasons why

  8. Michael Weening Michael Weening says:

    I wish I would have read this book prior to my first expat in England I would have made less mistakesA great practical guide on how to lead when living in a different culture Should be reuired reading for someone about to move internationally or who has a global team

  9. Fiorella Fiorella says:

    its fantastic i like it so much

  10. Xiang Li Xiang Li says:

    Good thoughts for learning about culture

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Managing Across Cultures: The 7 Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset ➽ [Reading] ➿ Managing Across Cultures: The 7 Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset By Charlene M. Solomon ➲ – Whether you run a giant corporation or workin a small business it's than likely that you regularly deal with people of different cultures from customers and suppliers to sales people and colleagues It Cultures: The ePUB ☆ Whether you run a giant corporation or workin a small business it's than likely that you Managing Across PDF/EPUB or regularly deal with people of different cultures from customers and suppliers to sales people and colleagues It Across Cultures: The PDF ´ simply can't be overstated You will have trouble succeeding in business today if you don't appreciate and Across Cultures: The 7 Keys Kindle - know how to Across Cultures: The 7 Keys Kindle - actively manage global cultural diversity Managing Across Cultures examines why people around the world behave as they do and provides actionable tactics for succeeding in today's global business environment Experts in the field of cross cultural training Michael Schell and Charlene Solomon describe seven readily recognizable behaviors and explain what they mean how to interpret them and most importantly how to respond to them Managing Across Cultures  is filled with case studies illustrating the importance of understanding and dealing with cultural differences in all aspects of business You'll learn how Intel's powerful global corporate culture is a critical element of its historic success; Colgate Palmolive integrates cultural understanding into its global marketing programs; GE adapts its effective management style to local business cultures You'll also find out how underestimating cultural influence caused serious problems for organizations like Daimler Chrysler and Wal Mart Managing Across Cultures takes you far beyond other books that simply catalogue the customs gestures and language vagaries of other cultures This in depth strategic guide will help in every facet of business from hiring and motivating employees to developing winning sales pitches and marketing campaigns.

  • Kindle Edition
  • Managing Across Cultures: The 7 Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset
  • Charlene M. Solomon
  • English
  • 13 July 2016