The paper "Different Cultural Issues that Nokia Will Face" is an outstanding example of a management case study. Businesses in this globalized world continuously look towards understanding the culture of the country in which the organization looks to work and looks towards molding the behavior and culture to suit the local requirements. Nokia, which is a Finland based company is looking for the same operations overseas and need to understand the culture of the place where they look to work. This requires that the company understands the culture so that the merger and acquisition process can pass smoothly.
This paper presents the different phases of M& A which involves pre-development phase, understanding the culture, ensuring the cultural fit, dealing with the cultural issues, developing the strategy associated with staffing and the manner in which the changes will be dealt. This will thereby help Nokia to ensure that they are able to develop the work culture which matches the requirements of the business culture. Pre- M& A Phase In this phase, Nokia needs to understand the manner in which the culture differs between their country and the country of operation.
This will need that Nokia understands the manner in which the culture needs to be altered and matched with the local culture so that the business is able to integrate the process of change. In addition to it in this phase, Nokia needs to understand the different cultural issues which will arise due to different culture and upbringing that the people of different nations have. This will require that Nokia looks towards understanding the working culture of their place of operation and then develop strategies to deal with it (Jay, 2010).
This will require that Nokia is able to develop a culture which fits in the working culture of their place of work. This will require that Nokia looks towards integrating its culture with the local culture and look towards providing the people with a feel of the same culture. This will help the transition process to pass smoothly and will also ensure that Nokia is able to take decisions which helps in the overall development of the business. Nokia needs to look at different minute aspects and needs to understand the manner in which cultural differences will have an effect on their working.
In addition to it, the company needs to ensure that a strategy is developed which helps to reduce the cultural differences so that the business is able to gain efficiency and the overall results produce positive gains from the M& A. Due Diligence Phase In this aspect, the human resource manager needs to understand the manner in which their present culture differs with the culture where they are looking to operate. This will thereby require that Nokia looks into there own culture and tries to match with the new culture.
This will require a lot of cultural changes as Nokia will have to deal with the issues of a different culture (Clunies, 2007). This will require that Nokia looks towards having people belonging to the local country so that they are able to access the culture better.