Global and Diversity Issues in Project Management


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Why is it so important to learn about foreign culture?

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1. In the Japanese culture, giving a gift that contains the number 4 means

2. All of the following should be considered when partnering EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In many companies, workers manage projects with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Whether working with a co-worker or company that represents a culture unlike your own, it's good to be aware of issues that could unintentionally hinder interactions. This quiz and worksheet assess your comprehension of global and diversity issues in project management. Topics covered include foreign cultures, partnering, ethnocentrism, and culture shock.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The importance of learning about a foreign culture
  • Gift-giving in Japanese culture
  • Considerations to make when partnering
  • The meaning of ethnocentric
  • How culture shock is defined

Skills Practiced

By taking this quiz, you can practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ethnocentric and culture shock
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about foreign cultures and partnering
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about project management, culture, and diversity in a different light

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of the issues that can arise in project management between unique cultures by exploring the lesson called Global and Diversity Issues in Project Management. The lesson explores the following:

  • The definition of culture
  • Examples of unique cultural business practices
  • What project partnering means
  • Why Shintoism and Buddhism are important to Japanese companies
  • How language barriers can impact project management