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Decrypting Cultures-Workplace

Business prosperity in our perpetually globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decrypt cultures far from our own. A cross cultural effectiveness course in team management and cross cultural communications in the workplace. The course will explore certain behaviors in different world cultures. The Cultural Iceberg Model will be used to help identify the conscious part of the culture which in turn influences our perspective of another culture. These conscious parts of culture are depicted in many ways, one of which are business practices. The course will discuss in detail the culturally common business practices in a variety of cultures. Practices that influence business decisions (communicating, evaluating, persuading, leading, deciding, trusting, disagreeing and scheduling). The course will improve the student’s effectiveness by decrypting how culture influence our workplace and/or cross border collaboration.
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TRLM 8652

All Sections in Spring 2021 - MIIS

Spring 2021 - MIIS

TRLM8652A-S21 Lecture (Shakir)
TRLM8652B-S21 Lecture (Shakir)