The International Manager: A Guide for Communicating, Cooperating, and Negotiating with Worldwide Colleagues (Hardback)Frank Garten (author)
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Currently, internationally dispersed teams are commonplace among global companies. Managers are often aware conceptually of the different dimensions of culture, yet struggle to translate these concepts into their daily activities. This book gives managers insight into specific techniques they can use to better manage their intercultural teams and deal with partners, suppliers, and customers from other countries. It gives practical strategies for how to apply popular management models in other cultures.
All intercultural problems initially manifest as communication problems. For this reason, The International Manager starts with practical insight into interpersonal (verbal and non-verbal) communication against a cross-cultural background. The element of culture is added with the introduction of the Hofstede model of culture. The book then applies these frameworks to four key aspects of the manager's responsibilities: managing performance, managing teams, managing change, and managing negotiations. Along the way, the book provides 100 practical tips for successful intercultural cooperation that the manager can start using immediately.
This book targets managers in companies whose business takes place in a global context. It should benefit globally operating product and marketing managers, engineers, project leaders, program managers, change managers, and specialists. Two specific groups that can benefit are managers who steer intercultural teams and managers who manage their company's interaction with suppliers, customers, and partners from other cultures. With its vast amount of new practical tips, this book provides managers with an extremely useful reference they can rely on in their daily business lives.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
"When intercultural cooperation gets difficult, the solution is in understanding your own impact on others, instead of trying to change the other person ... a strong book about personal development in a cross-cultural context."
-Karola Japke, Deputy CHO, Teijin Ltd.
"Offering a plethora of tips, this book is extremely useful and highly recommended to business professionals."
-Frans van Houten, President and CEO, Royal Philips
"The International Manager provides an insightful and thought-provoking plan for communicating with colleagues across the world."
-Erin Meyer, Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
"What makes this book so fascinating is that it not only provides leaders and HR professionals a structured and, above all, very practical approach to intercultural dialogue, but it also deals with human behaviors, feelings, and emotions across the world. A perfect mirror for corporate multinationals!"
-Suzanne Bouman, Head of Human Resources & General Services, Roche Diagnostics