The French are a very proud and sensitive people, for them to want to cooperate they must be listened to and worked with not told “do as we say, we know best” (Hartley, 2009). A corporate culture of teamwork must be cultivated to maximize participation and goodwill. This should be practiced with any culture in any business venture. There is much knowledge to be gained from working with, and to some point assimilating with the various societies that a corporation tries to cater to. Ultimately what the customers wants is what a company should give them, within reason. Listening and working with the customer to bring them that product or service that they desire will only benefit all parties involved.
Disney parks and Mickey Mouse are American institutions. Disney is one of the largest companies in the world and is readily identified as an American company. Disney is not subtle or shy, it is a bold company with huge earnings and the American spirit of go forth and conquer. This boldness is not as accepted in many parts of the world and this success makes Disney a target for scorn. Curiously, most of the stories told by Disney are of origins outside of the United States, many from Europe. This may be a part of the problem;