Kenya is a country in East Africa with diverse cultures spread out across the nation. It is a country with good weather, is politically stable and also one that gives work permits to foreigners.Kenya also has good sceneries for tourists like me. This would be suitable for my family and I during the holidays. Most of the population in Kenya speak fluent English despite having Swahili as a national language. Thus I would like to perform my foreign work assignment in Kenya, Africa.
It is critical to have cultural training before embarking on an oversees assignment because there will be a difference when it comes to cultures. According to(Ferraro & Brody, 2015), moving to a new country with new people with different cultures without training is difficult. Knowledge on the country and its residents is very critical to the expatriate. It is thus important to first create awareness of the cultures available in the new country and how it influences the business or company or assignment. It is also essential for one to know how the assignment influences the community comprised of different cultures.
As shared by (Armstrong, 2014), training is critical because the assignment to be done is important and needs people to execute them. Thus training would encourage the expatriate wouldbe aggressive when it comes to acquiring new skills and knowledge in the foreign country. Training is also critical because it gives more knowledge on the country especially on the information on the location it is in andthe weather it experiences. It is also critical because knowledge on the current affairs of the country is very important. It would also shade some more information concerning religion, its roles and how it affects the country.
In Kenya, there should be cultural training done concerning cross cultural training. It has so many tribes with different cultures and languages, thus the training would be necessary for me and my family very necessary. Another specific training done should be on the different cities and towns available and how my family should behave around those areas in order to interact with the locals well (Moran, Abramson & Moran, 2014).
G Ferraro, EK Brody, (2015), Cultural Dimension of global business
M Armstrong, (2014), Armstrong’s handbook of human resource management practice
RT Moran, NR Abramson, SV Moran, (2014), Managing cultural differences
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