Multinational Organisations and Culture Essay

This Essay is about the extent to which working for a multinational organisation help you to understand other cultures.

The best way to understand other cultures is to work for a multinational organisation.

To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

This is an agree / disagree style essay.

So you need to decide what your opinion is and make sure that the essay you write is consistent with this opinion. 

You should also make sure whatever you do you end up discussing at some point how cultures can (or cannot) be learned from working in such an organisation.

In other words, if you disagree, don't write a whole essay about other ways to understand cultures. Make sure you also address the issue of learning about cultures through a multinational organisation.

In this particular essay, the writer thinks it's not the necessarily the best way. 

So to ensure the question is fully answered, the first part gives the reasons why culture can be learned by working in a multinational organisation. 

The next gives the reasons why it's not necessarily the best way. 




Multinational Organisation and Culture  Essay

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

The best way to understand other cultures is to work for a multinational organisation.

To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Multinational organisations can be found in most major cities around the world these days. Although working for such a company provides the opportunity to mix with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, I would argue that this is not necessarily the best way to learn about other cultures.  

There is no doubt that for some people, working for a multinational organisation will enhance their understanding of other cultures. The first reason is that in a multinational organisation one can learn about the customs and traditions of other countries through mixing with people from different backgrounds who work in the company or in liaising with colleagues abroad. Exposure to other languages is also likely, something that gives a much greater depth of understanding of a culture. There may also be the chance to relocate to work in another country, which would mean complete immersion in that culture.

However, there are a number of reasons that it is not necessarily the best way. Firstly, there is no guarantee that you will be a person who gets such exposure to other cultures as it depends on your position within the company. Not all employees have roles where they regularly mix with other cultures. Also, there are also other excellent ways to achieve such a goal. For example, many people these days travel the world, and this is an opportunity to meet and spend time with people from other countries. It is also possible to do voluntary work with organisations and charities that work in other countries, something that would mean you meet a mix of people rather than just those who work in companies. 

In conclusion, despite the potential ways in which working for a multinational company can result in contact with people from other cultures, I believe that it cannot be assumed it is the best way as there are other options to do this.  

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Comments

This multinational company and culture essay would get a good score for the following reasons.

The question is fully addressed and the essay is clearly organised. Each body paragraph has a clear central idea. 

Body paragraph 1 explains why a person may develop cultural awareness, giving three reasons. 

Body paragraph 2 explains that it's not necessarily the best way, giving two reasons why.  

There are examples of high level vocabulary and grammar too. 



 

 

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