[...] I found this case study interesting because it exposed me to a few cultural differences between Stephane and myself. What was even more fascinating was the fact that although Kevin and I both were born and raised in Canada, we sometimes had different approaches to dealing with situations. This may have been a reflection of the fact that we grew up in different parts of the country (Kevin is from New Brunswick and I am from Ontario). Group interactions made me realize that I learned the most about Stephane and Kevin’s cultures not through the actual doing of the assignment, but rather the social interchange between us. [...]
[...] One of the greatest challenges Roberts faces involves the different time orientations that are present. While Roberts has a more action and task oriented approach, the Republicans have a more “being” and relationship focused orientation. This can create great difficulties as Roberts may feel that the Republicans require excessive amounts of time to make decisions while the Republicans may feel that Roberts is too hasty, overly impatient and solely focused on contractual agreements, rather than building a solid relationship. A second cultural challenge Roberts faces involves the different communication styles that each culture is most accustomed with. [...]
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