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Management: Cultural and Generational Differences

1.The business world today continues to become more globalized, and most managers will find themselves working with at least one team member from a different culture. What are the factors a manager must consider when attempting to lead a team that includes members from other cultures? Do these factors differ, depending on the cultures represented on the team? Why or why not?

2. The Management textbook speaks to how managers can manage generational differences in the workplace. Why is it important to ensure generational differences are appropriately handled? Share an example of a misunderstanding you witnessed that was due to generational differences.

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Managers and employees in general are being exposed to more cultural differences in the workplace than at any other time in history. This can present both opportunities and challenges for management.

The first factor that a manager of a multi-cultural workforce must consider often is the fact that people of different cultures are motivated by different things. For example, people of some cultures tend to be more motivated by wealth and the appearance of having status in society. Other cultures are more motivated by having time off to spend with their families. Still other people may be motivated by opportunities to make a difference in the world (more altruistic opportunities).

Secondly, managers must realize that cultural differences means having employees whom observe different religious views than that of their own. It ...

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The management cultural and generational differences are given.