The paper “ Сrоss Сulturаl Соnfliсt fоr Ехраtriаtеs Еnсоuntеr in Оrgаnisаtiоn оr Wоrkрlасе” is an exciting example of the case study on human resources. Cross-cultural management is increasingly becoming an important aspect of management, especially due to the increased mobility of labor due to globalization (Aquino-Russell & Russell 2010). Adapting to a new cultural environment requires adjustment and acceptance of new cultures, and this process usually leads to challenges such as language barrier, loneliness, and Culture Shock (Harzing & Pinnington 2011). As a theoretical construct, Culture Shock is traceable is an important component in the understanding of cross-cultural adaptation.
This paper discusses Culture Shock as a theoretical construct in the understanding of a cross-cultural case study. Case Study: Challenges of Working in ChinaEconomic growth has led to a need for more accountants with international exposure in China. However, it is notable that about 70% of all expatriates usually exit China early due to difficulties in adapting hence Culture Shock. Failure to understand the Chinese culture might bar a foreigner from good employment hence they give up. The Chinese spend a lot of time building trust and relationships before they do business.
In addition, change is more rapid when compared to other countries, for instance in terms of urgent client requests, regulatory adjustments, and acquisition of new clients (Moore 2012). The most significant source of Culture Shock in China is the way people consider personal life to be more important than business. For instance, it is unacceptable to skip a friend’ s wedding because you went on a business trip. Chinese people also behave differently. They are quiet even in meetings as actions are believed to speak louder than words.
In China, there is a lot of bureaucracy, and administrative procedures take really long hence the need for patience. Work-life balance is a big challenge, but once the expatriate learns to cope, living, and working there becomes enjoyable (Economia 2012).
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