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Cross Cultural Training

1. As your career as an International Business Manager progresses, you are ask to move to Brazil--What challenges would you (and your family) face when moving to this country? What would you find pleasing and comforting?

2. From a global gender perspective, the United States is probably the easiest country for a women to do business. Generally, women are seen to have earned their rank and are accepted as equals based on experience and credentials. The cultural sensitivities forced on males by federal anti-discrimination laws and the strong women's movement has had a real impact. But is this true in the rest of the world?

Consider things such as Sexual Harassment , Discrimination , Socializing with Male Counterparts , Greeting considerations for women , Safety, Women in Global Business.

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1. As your career as an International Business Manager progresses, you are ask to move to Brazil--What challenges would you (and your family) face when moving to this country? What would you find pleasing and comforting?
CHALLENGES:
1. There is no punctuality and this can cause problems for you the International Business Manager.
2. There is an endless bureaucracy and this can cause difficulties to you and your family.
3. You cannot talk business till coffee is served and this can be exasperating.
4. The tall hierarchies and the need for connections to get work done;
5. Excessive outbreaks and use of violence;
6. The suspicion Brazilians have of outside experts. This is especially pertinent to the post of International Business Manager.
7. The apparent disregard local employees have of monetary incentives and promotions;
8. The need to give specific instructions for all work;
9. The need to form relations and to develop trust before employees take you seriously;
10. The suspicion that employees have that the managers including the International Business Manager will leave the post ...

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