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Module 1: Introduction to Modern Management
Roger A. Espinosa
Aspen University
Management 500
Dr. David J. Castle, Ph.D.
October 20, 2012

Abstract
A number of references and research related to management and their salaries which make a substantial contribution to motivation and encouragement of individuals to self-improvement, is expounded in this essay. Cultural differences related to management are also debated. An understanding of cultural differences enables companies to better correlate to their employees and to customers. Also, having a general knowledge on different cultures may possibly aid leaders to be sensitive to the diverse group of ethnic backgrounds that exist in today’s corporate domain. This essay also explains how managers today must adapt in dealing with diversity and dealing with other cultures different from what we are accustomed in America and subcultures within the United States. Correspondingly in this essay, lower level analysis is compared with comprehensive analysis and the importance to be able to distinguish when one should be applied, and the benefits of one style over the other. The human movement relations approach; which likewise co-relates to Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of needs is similarly discussed, and the importance of the association between meeting employee’s needs and improving productivity at work.

Assignments: Essay Questions
"Managers should be paid more than regular employees." Do you agree with this statement? Justify your answer in scholarly detail!!
I agree managers should be paid more than regular employees because it is a way business can award motivation, self-improvement, and employees can advance in their careers stages. Also, it might be looked at as a method to motivate employees to strive to progress to a higher level. Management involves senior positions where individuals must possess and develop advanced specific skills. Management positions are looked at as stepping stones to top levels (Certo & Certo, 2012). The text book also supports this concept as it mentions, “managerial positions can yield high salaries, status, interesting work, personal growth, and intense feelings of accomplishment” (Certo & Certo, 2012, p. 5). This particular statement elucidates that an individual’s career stages are enhanced and transitioned to a higher and superior path when placed in a managerial position. Regular employees are not required to have particular abilities that managers must possess to assist in the growth of a corporation. Without the incentive of a higher salary, employees would not have any impetus to progress, thus making it difficult for companies to produce managers. Paying managers higher salaries tangibly expresses appreciation toward the hard work, enthusiasm, devotion and self-improvement demeanor applied by the employee. Moreover, a fine line must be drawn amid individuals who are constantly seeking to improve themselves and their surroundings, and others who are content with their current situation and not in quest to explore other possibilities. Managers and potential future managers are able to possibly make the difference between success, failure, or stagnation of a company. Such individuals should be compensated for their efforts and hard work.
Discuss in scholarly detail why is it important for managers to be aware of cultural differences in their dealings with people?
It is exceptionally important that mangers be aware of cultural differences in their dealings with people, in order to have an incandescent development and end-product. Managers must deal with both, internal customers (company employees), and external customers. For Example, the text book mentions a case where “Professionals at New York-based Dan Foster Associates, an intercultural consulting firm” provides cross-cultural training to help business prepare to work with other cultures (Certo & Certo, 2012, p. 12)....
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