Week 3 Discussion Forum
Course: Cross Cultural Management
Read the following four scenarios. For your initial posting choose one of the scenarios:
Scenario #1: You are at work. Your boss calls you honey, but you prefer that he call you by your first name or as Ms. (last name). You explain this to your boss as tactfully as possible, but he laughs it off. You don’t want to offend your boss, but you don’t feel that he understands how strongly you feel about this. How do you respond?
Scenario #2: You are a middle-aged man who works in an office. A coworker whose desk is next to yours makes a habit of cornering you one-on-one and sharing his latest joke. Most of the jokes are aimed at women and have sexual overtones. Initially, you try to humor him but you are growing increasingly uncomfortable with this situation. You try to avoid him, but it is not working. You feel that you must say something to him or your supervisor. How do you respond?
Scenario #3: You are at a party with a group of students that you do not know really well. You are watching a professional football game and one of the students makes a racist remark about one of the players. A number of people laugh, but nothing is said. How do you respond?
Scenario #4: You and your friend are using the photocopying machine in the library. You accidentally copy the wrong material. Your friend, realizing the mistake that you just made, says: “You’re such a retard.” How do you respond?1). Discuss what would be an effective response.
Justify your stance and back up your opinions with the experts and academic research in the KU online library.
- 250 word minimum for initial post
- Include at least two references
KU online library: https://keiseruniversity.libguides.com/home/home?preview=afb5d66ab3b853fa361847ea7dfda322
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