A Complete Understanding of Mental Models

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A complete understanding of mental models is essential in comprehending the concepts and ideas discussed in Krietner chapters 3 and 4. Mental models help individuals have a specific understanding of reality in relation to specific situations. With the different social, political and economic situations that dominate the world of management it is easy for individuals to develop their own mental models to help them cope with different situations. For example, when discussing political situations one individual may think of the election as a race between a tortoise and a hare or a clash of titans. Whatever the perception is the individual has made his or her own interpretation of the situation as to come to a complete understanding of the course of events that our taking place. As the world continues to advance in different areas individuals will continue to develop specific mental models to help them deal with different subjects. For example, as the world moves toward more globalization individuals will have to put aside most of their mental models in an attempt to move rapidly forward. Mental Models are of inherent value in understanding the way some individuals may think about developing third world cultures. Mental models may also be of significant value when major corporations send executives to foreign countries to set up new businesses. These executives must adapt to the culture and the language in order to promote their products and services. At times this may seem like a daunting task. But, corporations like MTV have learned the key to success. MTV recently took their operations to India in effort to expose western culture to India. MTV did not try to fit its culture into India; however they chose to put their mental models aside and adapt to India culture by adopting most of their customs in an effort to become more of a global brand.…...

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