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    Scenario: Each of the four HR Managers is contributing to the international team-building groundwork by doing the following:

    Problem: Select two countries from the different regions and create a PowerPoint presentation for the other HR managers, as well as the Corporate HR Director, on the unique cultural issues that may come up if people from these countries would be working together for Ace Consulting. These presentations may be later adapted for cross-cultural orientation in the company.
    Topics that you will want to consider are:
    ? The role of women in their society
    ? How will assertive behavior be viewed in your selected countries?
    ? How is direct communication viewed-- is it considered rude or is it expected?
    ? Is making eye contact a sign of paying attention to what a person is saying or
    does it show
    ? disrespect for the person?
    ? What is the most preferred means of communication, written or verbal?

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    I have attached a beginning pp presentation which you can add to and modify. There are six ...

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    A powerpoint with some basic information that HR for an organization would need if expansion to Southeast Asia or Africa was planned. Communication, cultural differences, personal needs are addressed.