Remember the Titans
“Remember the Titans” Project Report Remember the Titans is a American sports movie directed by Boaz Yakin. The movie is based on a true story of Afro-American coach Herman Boone, who make an effort against racisim in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. In this report the movie evaluated within the contex of Organizational Behaviour concepts. At the begining of the movie, white and black players of the teams cultural and characteristic diversifications clearly stated. These diversifications creates a completely new character to the Titan Team under the coaching of Coach Boone. Team players realize that they can come together to do something special despite of their diversifications. If we examine these diversifications;white players are high power distance in constrast with black players. White players think that there is a social statue differences between blacks and whites. Individualism is more important for white players beside black players are more collectivist, always try to take an action with team vision. Football is based on masculanity in this case both black and white players wants to prove their masculanity to each other. Competition, ambition, power, success we can see all these masculanity factors entire scene of the movie. White players has high uncertainty avoidence instead of black players, they don’t want to take a risk and solve the problems by themself.
Black players are Short-term oriented, they are impatient and result-oriented on the otherhand white players are focus on stabilized improvement. Under these diversifications the players realize harmony and Titan Team has creates its own cultural values, with a starting of the camp.
Titans start to become a team, Coach Boone was realize the racial conflicts against eachother. He forced the team to share their room with different races and get them try to know eachother and wanted a feedback form his players. This tactics generates a low power distace value for Titans. Black and White