//
you're reading...
Business

5 Differences Between Australian and US Managers

The Management Research Group of the U.S. examined the leadership of over 2000 Australian and New Zealand managers and compared them with U.S. norms.

They identified 5 main differences:

1.      Australian managers rank higher in strategic behaviour i.e. longer-term in their thinking.

2.      Australian managers rank higher in persuasion i.e. ability to get a point across.

3.      Australian managers rank higher in effective communications.

4.      U.S. managers rank higher on co-operation i.e. willingness to put the organisation ahead of the individual.

5.      U.S. managers rank higher on authority i.e. a measure of their willingness to fit within a hierarchy.

This research has proven to be highly contentious, with a number of commentators disputing the findings.   The salient point, however, is be aware of cultural differences when dealing with foreign staff, customers and suppliers and not to assume that our way is the only way. 

What’s your opinion?

Advertisements

About Dr. Duff Watkins [www.execsearch.com.au]

international executive search consultant / author-- dispensing career advice about how the job market really works

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Dr. Duff Watkins

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow me on Twitter @DrDuffWatkins

%d bloggers like this: