Per week sooner than we go away the UK for Christmas holidays, we now have been instructed that we’ll go to Grenoble (on Saturday 19/01/04) as part of a study go to. As rapidly as we acquired once more in January, we’ve been give a schedule along with all the actions and the lectures that we’ve been going to attend all through our preserve in Grenoble( lectures included managing cultural differencies, French enterprise ambiance, personnel recruitment and Euros single foreign exchange’s have an effect on on France would occur inside the faculty of Grenoble). It is worth mentioning that in our preserve we would meet with the supervisor of Carrefour in Grenoble and the one amongst Alpe d’Huez resort.
That may give us the possibility to be in contact with managers of their very personal work ambiance and be able to pose our questions on to them. All through the second and the ultimate day of the timetable there was deliberate a go to for snowboarding and spend time to sit back out on the ski resort. I did not want to find my self not been prepared by means of the lectures in Grenoble so I spent some hours, the week sooner than we go away, searching inside the net for fundamental particulars concerning the issues that we’ve been going to debate.
In the end sooner than we go away I was truly excited and I stayed a couple of hours in my room on the lookout for out what I wanted to attain from that new experience. Since I am coming from a country which is part of EMU (Greece) nevertheless I am going away inside the UK which is not collaborating inside the Euro-zone I wanted to see how people’s and corporations targets and methods varies all through EMU and naturally exterior of it. After we eliminated our worries (of how the journey goes to be) as soon as we arrived at Grenoble, on 02/02/04 it was the time for our first lecture; French enterprise ambiance.
Mr George Room launched many figures and tables all through his lecture which made the picture , of how French enterprise operate, further clear inside my ideas and significantly I was able to make comparisons between UK’s and France unemployment expenses, taxation, unit labour costs and so forth. On the end of that lecture I noticed that I had broaden my information regarding the completely totally different environments that corporations operate all through Europe as I had been taught in economics ,from Peter Bell, by means of the primary semester proper right here in Britain.
The similar afternoon, John Sadowsky was accountable to inform us of strategies to deal with cultural variations world broad. I under no circumstances had the possibility to study any scholarly articles about that matter and my solely information was restricted to my observations in my frequently life as soon as I first bought right here inside the UK from Greece. All through Mr Sadowsky’s lecture I had the feeling that information was ”floating” contained within the room from the lecturer to each one amongst my class mates.
I was attempting to assemble the most of the information that was given, from both facet (teachers and faculty college students opinion)and on the end I had the feeling that I gained information in a single factor absolutely new to me. I believed that I already perceive how people act in Japan, Italy, Germany, and USA and further important that I can now understand their conduct with out even being there in my whole life. I don’t forget that after we acquired once more to the lodge I spent some time with my classmates in my room on the lookout for further particulars about our cultural variations.
On Tuesday third of February we met with the supervisor of Carrefour whereas on fifth with the one amongst Alpes d’huez. Two companies which operate in a number of markets nevertheless with the similar objective: the satisfaction of the consumer. All through these two visits I tried to attain as loads information as I’d in an effort to learn how these companies care for the problems that can come up and what methods they use to attract new shoppers and maintain their current ones glad. My comment for these two visits is likely to be that: simple and good ideas may make the excellence for a corporation.
Among the many strategies that Mr Cristian instructed us, that Carrefour are adopting, I think about that could be utilized in plenty of totally different industries and with a properly organized administration can lead to prosperity. On Wednesday 4th of February we attended a lecture regarding the single foreign exchange ”the Euro”. Although I already knew all of the issues that Mr Phil Eyre said regarding the single foreign exchange and the EMU, I think about that I broaden way more my information about how corporations operate within the similar enterprise( since a really useful video was launched about how Rynair and Air France deal with their shoppers).
Usually, I can say that although I did not current in Grenoble what I was anticipating to hunt out(as I said inside the introduction) I gained from your entire journey the experience of being concerned with precise enterprise ambiance and the possibility to attend lectures in a university which operates in a really completely totally different strategy of the one’s in UK as far as it points its custom. I think about that I found hyperlinks between the information I found in Grenoble and the lectures I have been given inside the faculty of Brighton until now.
The journey provided me the possibility to test some particulars and experience how points work in precise life comparatively than merely learning an idea from a e guide. I hope that sometime I is likely to be prepared, as soon as extra, to say that I am grateful for dwelling such an incredible experience. A really warmth thanks goes to my teachers inside the School of Brighton and everybody in Grenoble who made this journey an unforgettable experience.