Assignment Instructions: Must use a total of 300 or more words for the discussions (150 words or more for each question).

This week's discussion forum deals with the impact of culture on Management. To do so, we will explore two major topics: 1. Culture and it's effects on organizations, and 2. Communicating across cultures. Include the answers to both questions within your one initial post this week. 

Discussion Question #1: What role does culture play on managers in global situations. For example, a US firm in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore or Germany would all face different problems from a cultural perspective. What about a foreign venture into North America.  

Discussion Question #2: Define "Communication Across Cultures". Describe cultural variables in communications through examples.



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