Globalization is also impacting the organizational behavior. Understanding behavior of formal organization members in a global organization needs more theory than what is developed so far in OB that has emphasis on one country business.
The top 100 global companies employ more than 6 million foreign nationals. Companies complain that they are short of people with global leadership capabilities.
Culture can be defined as the acquired knowledge that people use to interpret experience and generate social behavior.
Differences among cultures
How people see themselves
People's relation to their world
Individualism versus collectivism
The time dimension
Public versus private space
Hofstede's Framework of Culture Differences
Trompenaars's Framework of Culture Differences
Persons working in global companies have to be given more inputs in multi-cultural practices to quickly adjust to the culture in various countries they may visit in short periods of time in fulfilling the job responsibility and interacting with colleagues and partners of the organization in those countries.
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