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Cross Cultural Management

The below article is intended at helping the end user understand the meaning of cross cultural management and its importance in the workplace.

Before going into Cross culture management, one needs to understand the meaning of culture. In layman’s terms culture can be described as a language, a thought, an idea, religious practices, belief, and ethical race and so on. Each person comes from a different cultural milieu.

When two individuals from different cultural surroundings meet and interact with each other, work and share ideas, thoughts in the workplace, it is known as cross cultural bonding. How best one manages these two individuals is called as Cross Cultural Management.
Importance of Cross Cultural Management

As the great saying goes “the single biggest barrier to the success of any organization would be the one caused by Culture”. An organization may have extremely good human resources, with state of the art facilities and pay package. But, the resources working in the company at times may not be able to co-ordinate together as one group due to the cultural differences amongst them.

In today’s work scenario, it would not be surprising to find people of different ethnic races, backgrounds, languages, religious practices working together in the same organization. The fact that organizations worldwide follow the policy of providing equal opportunity to all the employees and are absolutely intolerant to cultural hindrances is ample proof to the same.

For Example: - In today’s scenario, any multi-national company take care of the below factors before setting up their operations in the specified locality.

Polaris (Masculinity Vs Femininity) Diversity ratio also known as Male Female Ratio: - Any company would ensure that there is a proper mix of Male and female employees working as it is a symbol of diversity. Polaris (Masculinity vs Femininity can also be referred to as gender inclusivity.

Inclusivity programmes: - In most organizations, as a commitment of providing equal opportunities to all the employees, people from rural backgrounds are selected to work in the respective organization.
Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee: - As part of the company’s pledge to the society, many organizations form a specific working group called as CSR team to involve the company in social causes.