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Eastern and Western attitudes about life explained in 18 simple infographics

Eastern and Western attitudes about life explained in 18 simple infographics | cross culture | Scoop.it
Yang Liu is an artist who was born in China but lived in Germany from the time she was 14. She designed this series of infographics to represent her observations about Chinese culture and German culture.
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Cultural neuroscience of the self: understanding the social grounding of the brain

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Cultural Gaffes Beyond Your Borders

This entertaining eight-minute video shows you how easy it is to commit a blunder, a gaffe, a slip-up in another culture. Things as simple and normal to you ...
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8 Ways To Reduce Your Cross-Cultural Clumsiness

8 Ways To Reduce Your Cross-Cultural Clumsiness | cross culture | Scoop.it
Cultural agility is the ability to respond quickly, comfortably, and effectively in a different culture and with people from other cultures. Cultural agility is not cultural adaptability.
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Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips | cross culture | Scoop.it
Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business...
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A New Era for Global Leadership Development

A New Era for Global Leadership Development | cross culture | Scoop.it
Truly global companies must develop managers able to work anywhere...
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Bennett scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bennett scale, also called the DMIS (for Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity), was developed by Dr. Milton Bennett. The framework describes the different ways in which people can react to cultural differences.

Organized into six “stages” of increasing sensitivity to difference, the DMIS identifies the underlying cognitive orientations individuals use to understand cultural difference. Each position along the continuum represents increasingly complex perceptual organizations of cultural difference, which in turn allow increasingly sophisticated experiences of other cultures. By identifying the underlying experience of cultural difference, predictions about behavior and attitudes can be made and education can be tailored to facilitate development along the continuum. The first three stages are ethnocentric as one sees his own culture as central to reality. Moving up the scale the individual develops a more and more ethnorelative point of view, meaning that you experience your own culture as in the context to other cultures. At the next stage these ethnocentric views are replaced by ethnorelative views.

In his theory, Bennett describes what changes occur when evolving through each step of the scale. Summarized, they are the following:

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: How to Create Openness? (Part 2)

Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: How to Create Openness? (Part 2) | cross culture | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago I wrote a post on the importance of openness within teams. On how our perception of openness can vary much from culture to culture, and how this can seriously hinder teams from being ...
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Business culture — Euraxess

Business culture — Euraxess | cross culture | Scoop.it
On this page you will find a general introduction of common professional environments in the Netherlands. Do bear in mind that the size of your company and the type of work you do will have their impact on the professional environment.
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