Managing Abroad

Austin Kinder


  • Germany
  • Industry: Automotives
  • BMW

Cultural Factors in the Workplace

  • Participation in making decisions:
    Everyone's opinions are valued in the making of decisions
  • Hiring preferences:
    Workers are hired from all over the world in all different places around the world
  • Performance of employment:
    Avg years of employment - 4-5 years
    Stays in one place within the company
    High emphasis on careful inspection of every vehicle

Management Style

The best management style would be autocratic because workers cannot have the power or opportunity to make random decisions about vehicles. There must be an established routine and common set of instructions.