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Running head: GAP ANALYSIS: RIORDAN

Gap Analysis: Riordan

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Gap Analysis: Riordan
Riodoran has entered the global market. Its new plant in China is evidence, they are using researching resources, markets, and customer needs to remain competitive. This is a new experience for Riodoran where other locations are based in the United States. The Riodoran corporate culture is based on American culture which values diversity. Based on the labor market in China, to properly staff their plant they will have to recruit outside the local talent pool into neighboring regions. This will provide a diverse workforce in the new plant. Riordan is faced with creating a strategy to develop a culture within the plant that will allow employees to work harmoniously and effectively. Situation Analysis

Issue and Opportunity Identification
Riordan has researched the pros and cons on how the new plant will affect business strategy, but when dealing with the staff for new facility, they are finding they have to recruit from outside the local talent pool to attain the employees with the skills needed to be successful. With the diverse workforce, there is potential conflict between the different cultures and backgrounds of the employees. “The term culture refers to a way of life—traditions and customs—transmitted through learning, which play a vital role in molding the beliefs and behavior of the people exposed to them” (Kottak and Kazaitis, 2003). To create an environment, Riordan will need to develop a strategy to promote communication and learning to develop a blended corporate culture. With this diverse workforce, Riordan will have to develop an environment in which different cultures can work together. Riordan will have to incorporate American values of tolerance and acceptance of different values and cultures. “Integral to contemporary American mass culture is human diversity. To be mainstream...