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The world’s increasing globalization requires more interactions among people from diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before. People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace; they are now part of a worldwide economy with competition coming from nearly every continent. For this reason, business and other organizations need diversity to become more creative and open to change. Maximizing and capitalizing globalization has become an important issue for management today. The book talks about cultural differences at work and how managers from different countries around the world have different work ethics and styles. It discussed manager from Germany, Austria, France and Belgium being more cosmopolitan, meaning they tend to speak more than one language. Managers from Japan have the greatest concern about the work ethic of the compatriots at work. The current debate about globalization is talked of where there is an attempt to convey the global scope of environmental risks: “Environmental damage is neither spatially contained nor chronologically reversible; it is not tied to class or to the location in which it originates. It has a global impact, creates networks of risks and chains of risks, and produces a world-wide bond between perpetrators and victims. Culture in the workplace and be described as the way a business handles day to day operations. Globalization has affected the culture of workplace in many ways. More often businesses are being referred to overseas companies for information regarding specific products or assistance. Language recognition can be difficult for any business when dealing with daily operations. One of the more serious language barriers discussed in the book arises when teams of people from different countries work together to solve business problems. The primary problem relates to verbal language but nonverbal language can be even more significant. A few examples listed where...
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