The purpose of this discussion question is to foster an exchange focused on the cultural dimensions presented by Hofstede and Trompenaars’ studies as they are relevant to global project managers.
Recall working with someone located in a different country. What memorable event did you experience that would not have happened if your colleague had been located in your same country? If you haven’t worked with someone located in a different country, what type of barriers do you think you may come across? Invite brief discussion among classmates by concluding with a provocative question or asking for comments and discussion regarding your closing opinion.
Your responses to this discussion prompt must be 200-250 words. Your response must have a clear, well-formulated thesis; sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling count. Your response should be insightful, thoughtful, and analytical.
Responses to Others
Your responses to two classmates’ postings must be 50-75 words and should be thoughtful, substantial, and polite — not just a “well done” phrase or “I agree.” Consider points of agreement, disagreement, assumptions, and value judgments.