I’m working on a Management question and need guidance to help me study.
Write a six to eight paragraph analysis of the similarities AND the differences you would expect in the functioning of Finnish versus American work teams, based on what you read in the cultural analysis of the Finnish Sauna and American Football.
When you describe your expectations for how Finnish teams would operate, portray them, at least initially, as you think Finns would portray themselves. In other words, try NOT to give an ethnocentric account of Finnish teamwork. In addition, please explain any challenges, misunderstandings, or inconsistent expectations that you think teams with both Finnish and American members might encounter, based on the general cultural differences you read about.
Give this assignment some thought. Go beyond what is explicitly stated in the text to try to envision the teamwork behaviors, thoughts and feelings and the ways of seeing the world that seem natural and taken-for-granted in each culture.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/blackboard.learn.xythos.p… (American Football)
https://s3.amazonaws.com/blackboard.learn.xythos.p… (The Finnish Sauna)