Cultures and Organizations Software of the Mind Third Edition

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770151
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov’s analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

Cultures and Organizations

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
ISBN: 1861975430
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Corporate culture

Intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival. People of other countries, of another generation, social class, job or organization, often think and act in ways that puzzle us. To these people, of course, we are the ones who behave in a surprising manner. What separates them from us is the culture in which we grew up. 'Culture' in this sense is not the same as 'civilization'; it encompasses much more. Deeply-rooted and, therefore, often unconscious values lead us to consider as normal what others think abnormal, as polite what to others is rude, and as rational what others find irrational. Organizational cultures are a different phenomenon; they do not follow the same dimensions, are more manageable, and in fact offer an opportunity to bridge national cultures. Following twenty-five years of research into multinational companies, Geert Hofstede and Bob Garrett reveal the circumstances in which organizational cultures can be managed effectively, and outline ways of learning intercultural communication which are essential more essential than ever.

Exploring Culture

Author: Gert Jan Hofstede
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 9780585485904
Release Date: 2002-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Cultural Agility

Author: Paula Caligiuri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118330548
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

HR professionals' guide to creating a culturally agile talent pipeline Succeeding in today's global economy requires organizations to acquire, develop, and retain professionals who can operate effectively around the world, irrespective of country or culture. More than ever before, organizations need a pipeline of professionals who possess cultural agility, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully work in cross-cultural and international environments. As the competition for culturally agile talent grows, meeting this critical human resource challenge requires highly effective, cutting-edge talent management practices. With step-by-step guidance and evidence of effectiveness, this book offers those critical practices—many which can be implemented today. Includes how-to details for implementing talent management practices to build a pipeline of cultural agile professionals in any organization Features illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations, including the Peace Corps, the US Military, and many Fortune 500 companies Allows access to the Cultural Agility Self-Assessment (CASA), an interactive online assessment This book is a must-have resource for human resource professionals and all business leaders who know that the key to their organizations' success in today's complex global economy is their culturally agile human talent.

Culture s Consequences

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452207933
Release Date: 2003-02-27
Genre: Psychology

Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.

The Culture Map INTL ED

Author: Erin Meyer
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610396714
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Jack s Notebook

Author: Gregg Fraley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418577377
Release Date: 2008-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Problems! Jack Huber has his share. But when he is introduced to the creative problem solving process from an unexpected source, life soon changes . . . drastically. Jack Huber dreams of being a professional photographer and starting his own business. He has a few ideas but doesn't know how to process them to make his dream a reality. That is until an unlikely mentor stumbles upon Jack's path and shares a whole new way of thinking through problems. In Jack's Notebook, Gregg Fraley, an innovation consultant to Fortune 500 companies, illustrates a well-kept secret of corporate America: the Creative Problem Solving process. "If you are struggling to move ahead in your career, if you're an executive with a thorny corporate challenge, someone trying to solve a messy community issue, a family trying to sort through an emotional conflict, or an entrepreneur looking for ways to make the most of limited resources-this book is for you. If you have a 'mess' on your hands, you have found a useful tool." -from the Introduction

Being Global

Author: Ángel Cabrera
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422183243
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

What does it take to lead a global business? What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It’s more than mastering your knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, you must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world. Not an easy assignment. Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their extensive experience as well as research they conducted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist for its authority on global business. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh define a new context for global leadership, vividly illustrating both the challenges and the opportunities facing today’s executives. How can you be effective? What new skills must you learn in order to be successful? What do international teams do to stay connected while still producing results on a regional scale? Being Global is written for leaders at all levels of their careers—whether in big business or small, private sector or government—who aspire to think and act globally and who need some help getting there. Being a global citizen is just the starting point. Cabrera and Unruh provide the tools and guidance to help you develop even deeper leadership skills, to benefit both you and your organization.

Global Dexterity

Author: Andy Molinsky
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422187289
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Business & Economics

“I wrote this book because I believe that there is a serious gap in what has been written and communicated about cross-cultural management and what people actually struggle with on the ground.”—From the Introduction What does it mean to be a global worker and a true “citizen of the world” today? It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. In reality, it means you are able to adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s a frightening prospect for most people and something completely outside their comfort zone. But managing and communicating with people from other cultures is an essential skill today. Most of us collaborate with teams across borders and cultures on a regular basis, whether we spend our time in the office or out on the road. What’s needed now is a critical new skill, something author Andy Molinsky calls global dexterity. In this book Molinsky offers the tools needed to simultaneously adapt behavior to new cultural contexts while staying authentic and grounded in your own natural style. Based on more than a decade of research, teaching, and consulting with managers and executives around the world, this book reveals an approach to adapting while feeling comfortable—an essential skill that enables you to switch behaviors and overcome the emotional and psychological challenges of doing so. From identifying and overcoming challenges to integrating what you learn into your everyday environment, Molinsky provides a guidebook—and mentoring—to raise your confidence and your profile. Practical, engaging, and refreshing, Global Dexterity will help you reach across cultures—and succeed in today’s global business environment.

When Cultures Collide Third Edition

Author: Richard Lewis
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1423774582
Release Date: 2010-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

The classic work that revolutionized the way business is conducted across cultures around the world.

Cultural Foundations of Learning

Author: Jin Li
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521768290
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Genre: Education

Describes fundamental differences in learning beliefs between the Western mind model and the East Asian virtue model of learning.

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change

Author: Brenda B. Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118836163
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change, Second Edition The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change is a vital tool for anyone who wants to know how to effectively bring about meaningful and sustainable change in organizations—even in the state of turbulence and complexity that today’s organizations encounter. Featuring contributions from leading practitioners and scholars in the field, each chapter explores a key aspect of organization development. In this new edition, each of the 34 chapters has been revised in response to recommendations from the contributors and NTL members. “These 34 chapters articulate exactly what grounds organization development! Issues and perspectives involving training, groups, practice, and the global world are current and thought provoking.” —Therese F. Yaeger Ph.D., professor, OB/OD Department, College of Business, Benedictine University “There is no other source that offers such a rich array of the most current and future-thinking topics from so many leaders in the field.” —Robert Gass, Ed.D., co-founder, Rockwood Leadership Institute “The editors accomplish the difficult task of including theory, concept, and method that will appeal to the academic community as well as those who are focused on being an effective practitioner.” —John D. Carter, Ph.D., president, Gestalt OSD Center

The Cultural Intelligence Difference

Author: David LIVERMORE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814417072
Release Date: 2011-05-30
Genre: Business & Economics

IQ, EQ, and now...CQ! A proven way to measure cultural intelligence, with strategies for pushing the score higher. The CQ Self-Assessment is not available in this electronic edition of The Cultural Intelligence Difference. You can purchase the assessment at Most people know that some basic cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence (CQ) required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces and globalized world. Now everybody can tap into the power of CQ to enhance their skills and capabilities, from managing multi cultural teams and serving a diverse customer base to negotiating with international suppliers and opening offshore markets. The Cultural Intelligence Difference gives readers: A scientifically validated instrument for measuring their personal CQ score • Customized strategies for improving interactions with people from diverse cultures • New findings on the bottom-line benefits of cultural intelligence • Examples of major organizations that use CQ to achieve success A high CQ points to more than just cultural sensitivity. It is linked to improved decision making, negotiation, networking, and leadership skills—and provides a crucial advantage in a crowded job market. The Cultural Intelligence Difference delivers a powerful tool for navigating today’s work world with finesse—and success.

The Management of Non Governmental Development Organizations

Author: David Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134197576
Release Date: 2006-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The first edition of this book was published in 2001 by Routledge and was the first academic text on the important new emerging field of NGO management. It sets out the field for researchers with a new and original conceptual framework, contains a comprehensive review of existing literature from a variety of disciplines (including management, development studies, and social policy) and provides wide-ranging examples from the author’s own practical and research experience. New to this edition: twelve new detailed case studies of NGO management issues and challenges new discussion points, lessons learned and questions for debate to guide the reader through each chapter definitions of key terms highlighted key ideas to illustrate each chapter. Revealing the distinctive organizational challenges faced by NGOs this second edition provides a fully updated and revised text that will prove invaluable to all those studying or working in NGOs, the voluntary sector or development studies. Visit the Companion website at

Managing Cultural Differences

Author: Robert T. Moran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136385261
Release Date: 2007-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This new edition of a business textbook bestseller has been completely updated. In particular, the book presents a fuller discussion of global business today. Also, issues of terrorism and state security as they affect culture and business are discussed substantially. The structure and content of the book remain the same, with thorough updating of the plentiful region and country descriptions, demographic data, graphs and maps. This book differs from textbooks on International Management because it zeroes in on culture as the crucial dimension and educates students about the cultures around the world so they will be better prepared to work successfully for a multinational corporation or in a global context.