Assignment Task – Report
You are a consultant who has been hired to advise the manager of an international HRM function. You find out that the firm has been spending too much money assigning expatriates to manage its foreign operations, who then return early with the assignment incomplete. Host country nationals working for the foreign subsidiaries are disgruntled because their managers are foreigners and do things differently. Neither the foreign expatriate managers or the staff can work well together and as a result, feelings are running high and productivity is low.
In the context of cross cultural adjustment and effective international staffing across cultures, advise the company about why they may be experiencing some of the problems outlined and what they can do about it in order to secure high performance. As part of your discussions include detail on leadership, motivation, communication, negotiation, team working and decision making.