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The Benefits of Cross-Cultural Training

Some people believe that cross-cultural training often reinforces stereotypes by discussing aspects of a culture that may be applicable to some members of that culture but not to all. Do you agree? How can cross-cultural training be provided to avoid this problem? Explain.

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I agree with the belief that cross-cultural training often reinforces stereotypes, by discussing aspects of a culture that may be applicable to some members of that culture, but not to all. I think that the reason that cross-cultural training often reinforces stereotypes, is due to the fact that the cross-cultural training that is conducted by most organizations is very narrow in scope, and focuses on educating employees about the culture, norms, and mores, of the dominant population of a given culture, instead of providing information about the entire scope of the population. In addition, most of the individuals that develop cross-cultural training ...

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