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Management Changes: Globalization and External Environment

You are a manager in a large, global manufacturing and services organization. You're trying to explain t your grandfather how different your job is from his before he retired ten years ago. You both know how society has changed and you want to explain how that has changed management. I had to select two of the five choices. (see attachment). I need references also.

Discuss how management has changed based on globalization and the outside environment.

? Explain the concept of an organization and how it is changed.
? Define the dimensions of an organization's culture.

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Let's take a closer look at the two factors: globalization and outside environment from various sources, which will help you prepare for your final responses.

RESPONSE:

1. Explain the concept of an organization and how it is changed. Define the dimensions of an organization's culture.

(1) Globalization.

Globalization - the growing integration of economies and societies around the world. (http://www1.worldbank.org/economicpolicy/globalization/). In other words, it is changing and the world is increasingly becoming global, which means one big market, one big interdependent system with "soft" boundaries, in which people, products, technologies, and ideas migrate. (http://www.ceeman.org/ceeman/File/Ichak%20Speech%20Istanbul.pdf).

Alongside the changing economic arena, it changes management in a number of ways. For one, managers form the United States are trained and practice, where participation in decision-making and in rewards is not "a corner stone" of its culture. Globalization includes cultures where this is not so, American culture promotes individualism. However, globalization means that many cultures are still developing, with a whole different set of values and needs for management to consider. It means training expatriates in other cultures to meet the needs of that culture, without exploiting the people or the environment. Management needs to realize that there is more to the process of management than elitism, non-democratic processes, and individualism when doing business in other countries with other cultures. In fact, the manager needs to consider that different cultures decide differently, and the American custom does not fit all cultures. Thus, due to globalization, managers and executives from many cultures, who have different upbringing and experiences, must still work together. Many multinational clients are struggling to develop a new, global managerial culture that executives from many different countries can feel a part of. As multinational corporations evolve, they have more and more difficulty ...

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Referring to the scenario, this solution discusses how management has changed based on globalization and the outside environment. It explains the concept of an organization and how it is changed, as well as examines the dimensions of an organization's culture. References are provided.

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