Case Analysis: Ellen Moore (a): Living and Working in Bahrain

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1. What would you advise Ellen to do and why? What should be her objectives? Are there objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation? Even though Bahrain tended to be more progressive than many Middle Eastern countries in its attitude toward women, there were still many inequalities between genders. The current situation is that Ellen's general manager asked her to change her mind about accepting the Account controlling position because of discriminatory practices in Bahrain. The manager, who is an uncertain avoidance type, stated that Ellen would have troubles traveling alone and clients would not accept her in the future. Ellen's main objectives were to prove that she not only learned and adapted…show more content…
He rejected that idea by saying that "these were personal computers, any person should be able to use them, and as such, courses aren't necessary". She finally held "Ellen's Introduction to computers" after office hours. She tried to improve working circumstances. This represented Americans‘ dominant mode of activist as Doing or action (Cultural and management, p29). - Bahrainis were concerned about their quality of life, emphasizing relationships among people, family and concern for others. The Bahrain government issued new legislation that restricted the amount of overtime hours women could work. The government was worried that working-women could not dedicate much of the time to family and they might take over the Bahrain male workforce. Ellen as a Career Success who used to have civil liberties, the basic rights that all citizens have to do or say what they want as long as they do not break the law or affect other people's rights (MacMillan English Dictionary), wrote a letter to the editor of the Gulf Daily News to express her opinion about discriminatory treatment of women. Her opinion reflected the power of female who can do more than delivering children and performing all household tasks without the assistance of their husband. 3. Is Ellen a good role model for other North American female managers? One of her working goals is to train local people eventually to take over her duties. This proved that she wanted to give to people rather than
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