Cross- Cultural Management Skills: An Overview

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Cross- Cultural Management Skills: An Overview
« on: March 20, 2020, 10:27:08 AM »
An important element that bears significant impact on management is culture. Culture is the most fundamental determinant of a person's wants and behavior. Understanding culture of a particular group creates opportunity for operating management in that group. On the other hand, misunderstanding poses a significant barrier. It is the age of globalization. The involvement in international business has increased greatly. So, it is essential to attain cross-cultural management skills.  According to Torriugton (1994), “cross-cultural management is the ability to demonstrate a sequence of behavior that is functionally related to the attainment of operational goals.” This skill refers to


Understanding the impact of multiculturalism and how they affect an organization;
Learning specific culture of other and the own. Cross-cultural management skills always require learning one's own culture without which on comparison is possible;
Recognizing the differences between cultures;
Recognizing what cultural factors and how far they have impact on organizational management;
Learning to implement a culture;   
Recognizing how other culture can be implemented within an organization structure and system;
   
     So, cross-cultural management skills imply understanding the impact of cultural factors, cultural diversity and flexibility in adapting other culture.