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CORP 5074 - Management
The case study of Walmart the Giant retail chain failed in Germany relates to various employment issues and HRM issues as the reasons behind the failure was that Walmart failed to understand the German labour culture (Macaray, 2017). They underestimated the work environment in Germany and imposed some policieswhich were not accepted by the employees of Germany. Cultural differences play an important role in the work area and being a US retail chain, they thought being over friendly could work and attract more clients. People in Germany were made to adapt a culture where they need to chant the name Walmart in the morning with light jumping which was quite embarrassing for them.
Figure 1: Walmart Logo
Source: (Walmart Logo, 2020)
Company thought that it could make them feel like they are a part of Walmart family, but it did nothappen like that. Another cultural issue which was also not accepted by the employees was that Walmart did notallow the employees to date with each other. No employee could have feeling for anybody and an area where people must work for more than 40 hours per week was quite impossible. The idea behind this thought was to remove office politics but Walmart did notthink that politics are not limited to romantic partners, it can happen anybody within the company. Again, Walmart made a rule in the o