Global Strategy, Structure, And Systems

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2. Global Strategy, Structure, and Systems Cultural assumptions can influence not just an individual 's behavior, but companies ' strategies and the way they choose to structure their organizations. The systems they use to motivate employees and control the organization similarly may be "culture bound," meaning that the underlying cultural assumptions are from the home country. Culture and the systems work as intended there but may not work when they are transferred and used elsewhere. Companies should understand that to be effective their structures and systems need to "fit," or be in alignment with, the culture and conditions of the countries in which they are operating. Alignment: When a company is a domestic company it will not get any cultural discrepancies, but when it expanded to a foreign nation it should prepare and train its managers to understand their new colleagues’ culture and work processes. Alignment model is for identifying and analyzing the most important aspects of an organization to align internally for efficient execution. Environment: Organizations are part of an environment or context that is comprised of social, political, and economic institutions and technology that affect them, and also competitors. They compete in their environment by developing a sustainable, competitive strategy. My company Asurion created a competitive strategy because of this it is still in the leading position in the marketplace. Asurion directly has tie-ups with the
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