Analysis of Final Assignment

(1). Analysis of Final Assignment
Maytinee Pramawat Nov 28, 2018 10:49 PM 
 
An overview of the expansion of Adventist Healthcare to South Korea through a partnership with Samsung Healthcare’s Medical Imaging Group. The focus of my paper was to give a cultural briefing on South Korea and recommend which leadership approaches would be most appropriate with recommendations for leadership to Adventist Healthcare management by exploring the cultural dimensions and typology of South Korea in comparison to the cultural dimensions of the US using Hofstede’s cultural dimensions of power distance, masculinity, collectivism, and uncertainty avoidance. Based on the research, the most appropriate and effective leadership approach was transformational leadership and democratic leadership. Transformational leadership was effective because the research reflects how South Korean’s are responsive to leaders that have charisma, intellect, and empathy. Democratic leadership approach was also effective due to the changing nature of the business world. South Korean organizational leaders that used a more participative management were more effective. Both approaches aligned with South Korean cultural values of trust, loyalty, and virtue. Globalization impacted South Korean culture shifting some of the general cultural dimensions. To address the shifts in the cultural dimensions and the lack of representation of women in management and leadership positions, recommendations were given to support better work life balance, on-site child care, and a leadership mentor program. I selected South Korea for the global expansion because of the extensive research on South Korean culture as well as their increased economic expansion due to gains in technology. I found the variations and shifts in the cultural dimensions due to globalization the most interesting thing I learned about the country.   The greatest “take away” from this course is that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to leadership. As organizations are becoming more diverse and working with multicultural work groups, it’s important for leaders to accept similarities and account for cultural differences and understand how they can affect how effective we communicate and how we are perceived. Being a great leader starts with having respect, being flexible and creative, and keeping an open mind.   Pramawat, M. (2018). A cultural briefing of South Korea. Final assignment paper in Intercultural Communication and Leadership. University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD Buja, B. (2016). Hofstede’s dimensions of national cultures revisited: A case study of South Korea’s culture. Acta Universitatis Sapientiea, Philogica, 8,1, 169-182. doi: 10.1515/ausp-2016-0012 Cho, Y., Kim, N., Lee, M. M., Lim, J. H., Han, H., & Park, H. Y. (2015). South Korean women leaders’ struggle for a work and family balance. Human Resource Development International, 18, 5, 521-537. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2015.1076562 Cross-cultural/ International communication. (2007). In A. Darnay & M. D. Magee (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Small Business (3rd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 278-281). Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.umuc.edu/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=umd_umuc&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CCX2687200156&asid=861892cbcf9b2bf1ad557cb10d6ec5e6  Culture and leadership. (2012). In A. Schmitz (Ed.), Cultural Intelligence for Leaders (Vol. 1). (2) Final Assignment Analysis
Tonya Harris Nov 28, 2018 3:34 PM    I selected Brazil because they are most recognized for the large demand and supply for goods and services not to mention me always wanting to visit due to the beautiful culture and diverse population. The most interesting aspect that I learned about this country was that  they are number one in coffee production, seventh in soybeans and rice, sixth in tomatoes, sweet potatoes and peanuts, fifth in jute; fourth in tobacco and cotton; second in sisal, sugar, cacao, corn, and oranges, as well as second in iron mineral. I was interested in the leadership style that Brazil responds to in comparison to the United States. Brazilian people firmly believe they will do better if an authoritarian and paternalistic leader guides them. This attitude probably nourishes the extension of dictatorship in every sector of life in Brazil. The greatest take away from this course for me was the graduate writing and learning how to manage and commute with diverse work groups and understanding the perceptions of different cultures and how they respond to conflict. Xu, Y. (2017). China’s strategic partnerships in Latin America: Case studies of China’s oil diplomacy in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1991-2015.