Propose an Initiative to Help Resolve Problems at the Appliances Unlimited Subsidiary in Mexico
I AM ATTACHING THE CASE STUDY AND THE LECTURE NOTES FOR CHAPTER 3 AND 4 IN THE ATTACHED FILE. PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FROM THE CASE STUDY AND LECTURE NOTES. USE QUOTES FROM THE CASE STUDY TO SUPPORT YOUR POINT. ALSO, DONT WRITE AN INTRODUCTORY PARAGARPH FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. JUST GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!
In our textbook, Varner and Beamer present the case study “What Else Can Go Wrong” (p. 484-487) about problems at the Mexican subsidiary of Appliances Unlimited. It’s a tale about an American working for a Belgian company at its location in Mexico. Think different cultural priorities could be part of the problem? Absolutely! Since you will be creating real-life communications this week based on this case study, let’s get a head start by exploring relevant issues together. Here’s what I’d like you to do:
• Pick one problem at Appliances Unlimited, e.g. production issues, worker unrest, etc.
• Recommend an initiative to help solve the problem within the organization.
• Explain why your idea makes sense given conflicting cultural priorities—name at least two priorities from Chpts.
3-4; e.g., authority, decision-making, uncertainty, relationships, etc.
• Don’t forget to include a couple specific references to our textbook to support your response.