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Australian male workers in Saudi Arabia

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Australian female workers in "Saudi Arabia"
Group C:
Alessandro Nespoli
Pavitra Rebecca Kurien
Manuel Maurer
Ibrahim Hussein
Renuka Ranasinghe
Fangqiang Fan

Overview of Saudi Arabian culture
Religion/Culture:
Pervasive role of religion
Islam is more than a religion it is also a social order and economic factor.

Conclusion:
Women in Saudi Arabia – In the business world
Gender roles are defined by Sharia (Islamic law)
Required to have a male guardian
Forbidden from voting or being elected to political office
Not permitted to drive
Restricted working rights
Attire
Women comprise only 17% of the native workforce (BBC News)
Private sector allows women to work with men, although restricted. .

What words would you associate with
“Saudi Arabian Culture”?


 
Context:
Culture in Light of Global Business Environment
Cross-cultural communication
Cross-cultural interaction
Cultural Intelligence


Art and a science
Example
Any one has an experience to share

Art of developing truly global leaders with cultural awareness:

Cross cultural interaction:



What is Cultural Intelligence (CQ)?

Cultural Intelligence:

Intercultural Sensitivity:

Closely linked to Emotional Intelligence:
Picks up where emotional intelligence leaves off (ealy & Mosakowski 2004)
Propensity to suspend judgement




Cultural Intelligence:

1. Cognitive:

looking at consistency of character
Practice: In Saudi Arabia, instead of looking what the culture associated with Saudi Arabia, observe the consistency of the behaviours and norms of the staff, e.g. punctuality, certain tolerances etc


Components of Cultural Intelligence:

2. Physical:

Customs, gestures, habits and mannerism
Practice: Shaking hands, offensive gestures, hugs, dress codes


Components of Cultural Intelligence:

3. Emotional
Belief in in one self's capability to embrace other cultures.


Components of Cultural Intelligence:

Inter-Cultural Communication:

Intercultural blunders:
Examples : Mitsubishi, Coca Cola

Practice : Renuka's experience



Inter-cultural Communication:

Thank you
Grazie Mille
Asante Sana
Merci Beaucoup
Danke
Xiexie
Shukria
Istuti

A Practical Example:
Seminar Discussion
1. Based on the conversation what can you tell us about the behavior of Patricia in light of:
a) Intercultural (norm) communication
b) Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

2. What could she have done differently?

3. Is the expectation different from her Saudi counterpart?


 
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