For this assignment, you’ll first watch the 2019 Emmy-nominated documentary film American Factory (Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar). This film is available only on Netflix; however, if you don’t currently have a Netflix account, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial; if you don’t want to keep the service after watching the film, simply unsubscribe before 30 days have elapsed.

After viewing the film


you’ll post a 300–400 word response to the:

  • What words would you use to describe the culture of the US-born workers employed to work in the Fuyao factory? Please explain.
  • How would you describe the culture of the Chinese-born workers and management who were brought to Ohio by the new owners to work in – and manage – the Fuyao factory?
  • What are some of the issues that ensued as these two constituencies worked side-by-side in the new Dayton, OH factory?
  • Consider at least one additional OB concept from this course and discuss how it relates to the situation in this movie.
  • What did you learn about organizations from watching this film?

Please make it clear that you are responding to each prompt, for instance by delineating your responses using paragraphs.