The Role Of A Manager For Any Capacity At A Business

904 WordsFeb 9, 20164 Pages
There are many challenges when playing the role of a manager in any capacity at a business. Managers need to be able to make informed decisions that can have financial or personnel impacts, they need to fully understand and implement all organizational policies, and they need to manage and drive employee performance. Managers are in a state of perpetual assessment. Performing these tasks in one country and one culture is challenging enough, but from an ethical point of view, there is a pretty solid line when it comes to areas such as discrimination, customer relations, and employee interactions here in the United States. There are organizational policies in place which are relatively standard across industries, as well as local and federal laws that many of these are based on. The challenge for managers in the global market is that the cultural differences impact behavior of employees, and it can be difficult to manage an ethical issue the same here in the United States as you would internationally. Using discrimination as an example, businesses here in the United States have standard workplace discrimination policies regarding fair treatment of all workers regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Using gender as an example, in the United States women have an equal right to work and are expected to be treated the same as their male counterparts, and sexual harassment is taken very seriously. In some European countries, it is not uncommon for
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