You are about to embark upon an exciting yet difficult journey. In this assignment, you will develop a podcast relative to Hofstede’s uncertainty avoidance dimension as a consultant for a multinational organization. The consultant’s role is to clearly explain one of Hofstede’s most difficult dimensions to a group of global managers at a leadership retreat.
Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:
Demonstrate how to develop a podcast.
Compare uncertainty avoidance scores (high and low) of two countries.
Examine theoretical concepts of business globalization and culture.
Recognize multicultural competency as a necessary skill for managerial success.
Articulate the importance of integrating a Christian worldview with global business practice.
Video: What is a Podcast? Here’s How to Listen to a Podcast
Webpage: How to Start a Podcast
Podcast: Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business
Website: What Does the Bible Say About Rules?
You have been hired as a consultant for a multinational organization to explain Hofstede’s uncertainty avoidance dimension to several hundred global managers at their annual leadership retreat. As a consultant, you decided to, in the form of a podcast, creatively compare and contrast a country with the high uncertainty avoidance score to the country with a low uncertainty avoidance score. This podcast will be played during the training session of the retreat.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Listen to the podcast “Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business” https://culturematters.com/uncertainty-avoidance-in-international-business/ by Chris Smit.
Watch the video “What is a Podcast? Here’s How to Listen to a Podcast.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dXKGJ7jLsk
Select one country with a low uncertainty avoidance score and another country with a high avoidance score.
Conduct research and understand the two selected countries’ uncertainty avoidance scores (low and high).
Review the webpage “How to Start a Podcast” and watch the videos on that page. https://www.buzzsprout.com/how-to-make-a-podcast?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6-3K76XQ5wIVx5-zCh1wmgPWEAAYASAAEgL_ifD_BwE
As a consultant, develop a 10- to 15-minute podcast comparing the low and high uncertainty avoidance countries. Remember, your podcast will be shared with the global managers at the retreat.
Your podcast should include, but is not limited to, the following:
Introduce yourself as the consultant. Be creative!
Explanation of uncertainty avoidance
Profile/summation of selected countries
Discussion of uncertainty avoidance for low and high countries
Conclude your podcast by integrating a biblical principle surrounding rules. Review “What Does the Bible Say About Rules?” https://www.openbible.info/topics/rules
Submit your completed podcast by the end of this workshop