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Topic:- “Managing Conflict across Cultures”
As a part of our cross cultural management course, Dr. Sridhar Raj, gave us his valuable time to know about what conflict can be occurred in an organization and how can it be managed accordingly. Moreover, he explained that organization culture can makes you and break you in an organization.
Dr. Sridhar mentioned about different culture types like Cultural Misfit, Cultural Shock where cultural misfit is all about mismatching of employee with the environment and culture of organization and cultural shock is an experience a person may have when moves to a cultural environment which is different from one’s own and it is a feeling of anxiety, loneliness and confusion that people sometimes experience when they first arrive in other company.
Apart from this knowledge he explained what the culture of the organization is and the culture is not book of definition but it is a practical experience we inherit from the company and we follow it. Also, he gave us a practical exposure by role playing activities including students related to the behavior, norms of the cultural forms and also he gave us two case study on autonomy and winning culture.
Dr. Sridhar Raj also mentioned what Geert Hofstede model of culture is and five dimension of the Geert model were discussed which describes the effects of a society's culture on the values of its employees, and how these values relate to behavior.
Topic:- “Field Visit to Heritage Site”
The HR specialization student’s of bath 2017-19 went on a field tour as part of the module Cross Cultural Management and visited various heritage sites in and around Hyderabad City. The tour included a visit to the famous Marble Temple Birla Mandir, Chow Mahal Palace, Charminar, Sala Jung Museum and Golconda fort.
As it was a guided tour, the students gained a lot of information about the places included in the visit. The architecture and the socio cultural stories behind heritage sites enlightened the students. Visit to the Charminar the iconic structure of Hyderabad was a great experience. The visit to Salarjung Museum was a great learning opportunity. The descriptive notes in each gallery presented one with information on the riches that lay inside and the chronological order of arrangement helped the students to gain the knowledge about the artefacts and the socio cultural and economic perspectives of the time and people when they were crafted.
The mesmerizing bronze work from the Pallava, Chola, Gupta dynasties, some of which date back to the second century AD and demonstrate the exquisite workmanship of sculptors and carvers from another era. A Mukhalinga from Kaushambi, a standing figure of Buddha from Nelakondapally, Jain sculptures in white marble with Rajasthani artisanship and a figure of Vishnu from the Kakatiya period only show the polytheism and diversity of this great land.
The Golconda Fort tour though tiresome was a fun filled experience. The Most Famous Bonalu festival which is integral to the rich Telangana State was also underway at the Fort.
The trip indeed was indeed a great learning and was fruitful.
Humanalaya- the HR Club conducted Case-Mania (Case Analysis Competition) on 12th January 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Balaji D & Prof. Ridhi Rani. The competition was held where students from the academic batch of MBA 2014-2016, 2015-2017 turned up and showed their analytical skills. A Harvard case study conducted regarding Google was handed over to the student managers. The case study focused on the different segments and strategies of Google.
The academic clubs of SIBM-Hyderabad added another feather to their caps by organizing another of the best events as a part of the IT week celebrations that commenced from 20th September and went on till 23rd September.
The whole week was marked by different fun filled events and competitions that made the students get a gist of the real corporate manners in a playful way.
Humanalaya- the HR Club conducted ‘The Hiring Games – Employee Na Milega Dobara’ on 22nd September 2016, marking the third day of the IT week celebrations.
The students were made to step in the shoes of HR managers and manage recruitment and selection process in the most efficient manner. The event required the strategic application of concepts like forecast, budget, selection, etc.
|Winners (Jidoka 6)||PrateekAgarwal, AkshaySawant, Siddharth Desai, AnantaRazdan, Navneet Pal|
|1st Runner’s up (Bazinga)||Pranay, Ruthika, Manisha, Reshma, Tanushree|
|2nd Runner’s up (Dream Builders)||Tushar Ghai, Devyanshee, SiddharthMahajan, KashishSrivastava|
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