History is littered with examples of organisations that have underestimated the strength of cultural conditioning paying superficial lip service to cultural integration and these Culture Crimes have resulted in failures in strategic alignment, communications and delays in execution of plans which impacts returns on investment.
This story describes an example of one organisation in the engineering sector who failed to consider the local culture. A Culture Crime! Paying Cultural Lip Service to the community. …. the impact of the application and appropriateness of their existing policies, and the leadership skills required to operate successfully in the environment.
Situated in the Middle East where the local population consists of Arabs Palestinian, and Lebanese races. The expatriates connected to the project and the parent company originated from Europe, and USA. The plant was situated in a fairly remote location and almost all employees were from the immediate neighbourhood. The arrival of a multinational company offered considerable opportunity to the local community