This course will focus on national (or organizational) culture in the context of your internship or student experience and beyond. In particular, we will investigate how cultures differ along several dimensions, and how you can identify areas of good and bad fit between a previous culture and the culture in which you now work or study. I will present information on how to classify any culture, how cultural attributes influence organizations and work expectations, and how workers can manage the adjustment to the workplace or academy in non-native cultures. The online class lecture (webinar) will provide you a formal way to analyze how you approach work assignments across cultures and managing cross-cultural teams. At our required class meeting we will have a discussion regarding your cross-cultural (e.g., internship or student) experiences, both in general and with a specific focus on cross-cultural challenges. We will also take time to analyze a cross-cultural business case and to view presentations by your fellow students (see section on Grading and Required Assignments).
Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Adam Galinsky is the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School.
Professor Galinsky has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decision-making, diversity, and ethics.
Professor Galinsky co-authored the best-selling book, Friend & Foe
Katherine Phillips was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2011 to 2020.