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Key Aspects of the American Work Environment


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Overview/Description
Relocating abroad to the United States can be a rewarding and exciting experience. However, going into an unfamiliar workplace environment can also raise a myriad of questions. Do I relate to my coworkers in a particular way now that I'm in a different culture? Do I manage my career in the same way as I would in my own country? Who do I turn to for support? This course addresses these questions by describing key aspects of the American workplace that you may be unfamiliar with. It covers how to deal effectively with the diversity you'll likely encounter in an American setting, what the expectations are for being a boss or subordinate in an American workplace, and how you can manage your career in a new environment. The course also explains the types of orientation and support programs you should take advantage of as you adjust to your role in an American organization.

Target Audience
Individuals who have moved, or plan to move, to the United States to live and work; also useful for anyone interested in American culture and work life

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Key Aspects of the American Work Environment

  • determine whether the guidelines for dealing effectively with the diversity that is typical of the American workplace have been followed in a given scenario
  • recognize examples of how to work effectively on a team in an American workplace
  • assess the effectiveness of expatriate workers in terms of how they meet expectations as managers and employees in an American workplace, in a given scenario
  • describe how to manage your career as an expatriate worker in an American organization
  • recognize examples of how orientation and support programs can help you adjust to working as an expatriate worker in the United States
  • Course Number:
    pd_19_a02_bs_enus