MNMGT202-22B (HAM)

Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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This paper supports the development of three graduate attributes: the ability to communicate effectively in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, the ability to integrate Māori and indigenous perspectives in the contexts of disciplinary knowledges, and the ability to grasp and apply disciplinary knowledges from within local and global perspectives.

This paper examines basic concepts of intercultural competency where consideration is given to individual and cross cultural values and practice in the organisational context. Through lectures, participative activities, tutorials and assessments, students develop an understanding of concepts such as the cultural proficiency continuum, high and low context communication, diversity and inclusion in organisations, working with and in Māori business, multicultural teams, and cultural approaches to leadership.

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Paper Structure

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This paper consists of lectures, tutorials, MCQs, a group report and presentation, and a final essay test. A range of online materials is available to support student learning. Lectures and tutorials will involve class discussions where active participation is expected. Assessments involve a mix of individual and group work, with a strong emphasis on case analysis.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • MNGMT202 Intercultural Perspectives

    1. demonstrate a basic cultural understanding of tikanga, mātauranga Māori, interconnectedness of iwi, hapū and whānau

    2. explain core concepts related to culture and its diversity, and be able to understand and appreciate sources of diversity

    3. critically analyse cases/scenarios to demonstrate awareness of core concepts, and international perspectives and contexts

    4. demonstrate skills in working effectively and collaboratively in cross-cultural teams and communicating and collaborating in diverse contexts

    5. communicate their learning effectively through oral presentations and through written reports.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessments Overview: there are five parts to the assessment for MNMGT202:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – 20% (Individual)

There are 5 sets of reflective questions, with students earning 4% for each MCQ. The MCQ cover the lecture material, webinars and the readings. The MCQs will only be for the first seven sessions of the paper. The Moodle link for the MCQ opens each week at 9am on Thursday and closes on the Sunday of the same week at 11:30pm. Once you start the MCQ you have 45 minutes to complete your answers.

Case Studies and Tutorial Participation - 20% (Individual)

You will have 8 case studies which you will analyze and answer questions for and submit online prior to your tutorial. You will also need to demonstrate active participation in both case study discussion and tutorial activities, with each tutorial earning 2.5%. 2% will be given for participation, while 0.5% is given for attendance. See the Tutorial description for case study details.

Group Report - Understanding Cultural Values & their Relevance – 20% (Group)

In Session 3 you will learn about Māori culture. For your group assignment, you have to write a report that: (1) Analyses and describes Māori culture using the GLOBE dimensions you learn in Session 4; (2) Compares and contrasts the context of communication of Māori culture with a culture of your choice from the Asia Pacific region (Pākehā, Chinese, Indian etc.), and what it means when it comes to interpersonal interactions (drawing learning from previous sessions); (3) Shows what each member has learnt and applied from cultural humility and cultural competence when it comes to understanding and working with people from cultures having different values (note: the report has to have learning and application from EACH group member). For example, you could take what you have learnt and applied in your group work, or in your workplaces. More details will be available on moodle. The report is due on Sunday 18 September 2022 (at 11:30pm).

Group project presentation - 15% (Group)
Each group will present on the topic 'How can you enhance diversity & inclusion in NZ organizations?" Groups will need to apply their presentation to one New Zealand organisation. The presentation takes place in tutorial classes on the week of the 10th October 2022.

Essay – 25% (Individual)
Students will prepare an intercultural briefing, based on a case study. This requires students to understand the material learnt through the course, the ability to synthesize learning, as well as to to do independent research. The essay is a test and will be on Thursday 27 October 2022

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tutorial on Session 2 - Perceiving Ourselves and the World Around us
29 Jul 2022
9:00 AM
0
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Tutorial on Session 3 - Māori Culture - Mihi and Pepeha
5 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 3
7 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Tutorial on Session 4 - Cultural Values
12 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Sessions 2 & 4
14 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Tutorial on Session 5 - How Different Cultures Communicate
19 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 5
21 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Tutorial for Session 6 - Intercultural competence & Cultural Humility
26 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 6
28 Aug 2022
11:30 PM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Tutorial on Session 7 - Intercultural Intelligence at work
16 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 7
18 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Learning Moment – Group Report
18 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
20
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13. Tutorial on Session 8 - Diversity & Inclusion
23 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
14. Tutorial on Session 9 - Leadership
30 Sep 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
15. Tutorial on Session 10 - Multicultural Teams
7 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
16. Group Project Presentation
16 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
17. Essay
27 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Access readings for each session from the reading list on the MNMGT202 Moodle page.

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Recommended Readings

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McShane. S., Olekalns, M., Newman, A., Martin, A. (2019) Organisational behaviour. Emerging knowledge. Global Insights. 6e Asia-Pacific Edition. McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde NSW Australia.

You can purchase an e-book from the publisher HERE.

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Online Support

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There are a range of online exercises, tests and study aids available to complement the text book. Details on how to access these come with the text.
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Workload

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You are expected to spend 150 hours across the trimester on study, lectures, reading, tutorials, group work and assessments for this paper.

Remember: It is up to you to complete the required readings and preparation for class. Just showing up to class is not enough to get a good grade in this paper.

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMMS202, HRMG241, HRMGT201, MNMGT561

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