How To Create An Expats Manual For Southwest Airlines?

Continue in your role as a senior manager of the same company as in the Week 4 assignment, Choices About Global Expansion. The board of directors of the company has decided to open a facility in one of the countries you recommended in your Week 4 presentation (you pick one of those countries for this assignment). Leadership has selected several managers from headquarters to go there as expatriate employees. Your job is to prepare a training manual for them.



Write a 5-7 page training manual. Label the sections using the words in bold type provided:


Introduction. Identify the country selected by the company and describe the characteristics of the economy, politics, and culture that influenced this decision. (Note: The country must be one of the two you recommended in Week 4.) This overview will set the stage for you to present training topics relevant to your audience of expatriate managers. Include sections in your training manual that are labeled with the headings provided in items 2-7.

Selection. Explain three criteria used to select these managers, based on the needs of the company and the cultural, political, and economic characteristics of the destination country. This will emphasize to the selected employees which of their characteristics are most important in their expat roles.

Culture. Outline at least three dimensions of the local culture and recommendations for behaving appropriately in response to them.

Cross-Cultural Negotiations. Identify cultural differences affecting negotiations between home and destination countries and negotiation styles to bridge the gap.

Management Practices. Propose at least three management practices that will be effective given the culture of the country.

Motivation. Propose a motivational strategy that will align with the culture as well as the political and economic systems of the destination country.

Sources List. Use at least four sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.


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