This tutorial introduces six dimensions of leadership found across the world some which are highly regarded in all cultures and some which are associated as undesirable in certain countries.
The students will be asked to compare these dimensions across countries and cultures and estimate which are higher than others to gain a sense of understanding for how expectations and prototypes for leadership differ around the world.
The purpose of this exercise is to understand dimensions of leadership considered universal—because they exist in most societies in the world. The point is for students to understand the essence of the concepts of leadership (i.e. ranging from directive to participative styles and often linked to team-orientation) and to learn that differences across cultures need to be understood and respected for managing effective interaction among people. Leading people from different cultures requires sensitivity to others’ assumptions and expectations and demonstrated respect before asking people to adapt and change in a cross-cultural environment.
R and the organization of the XXI century RH1-139-I-M
The multimedia case R and the Organization of the XXI Century tells the story of the Galician telecom company R from its beginnings until the year 2009. It is focused on the HR management model which is based on management by happiness.
Students are able to complete different tests about personal and work satisfaction and get firsthand insight into coaching and the selection process from a happiness perspective. It is possible to relate R's HR management model with their own work life.