Educators can't become dinosaurs: Column USA TODAY The Internet connects us all, and it is changing how we think, how we learn and how we view authority. Knowledge is growing more participatory and collaborative by the digital minute.
How do people from other cultures think, communicate, use time and space, and view the truth? Can we assume that signing a contract in Japan, South America, or Italy means the same thing as in America?
Although some countries did not relate intercultural skills with business benefits, they did however mention areas such as team harmony and good communication as important which may suggest they have yet to make the link between these and...
Today I would like to take some time to talk about the so-called "Bennett scale" also known as the DMIS, the "Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity". This model, developed by Dr. Milton ...
Heather Nixon McLaughlin's insight:
I have used this model often but I find that those who have little or no intercultural experience find it hard to understand the stages, like you say it is when you have been through them that you can reflect better. People at the Denial stage tend to get defensive but the model helps lead discussion in a group so they realise that others are at different stages and so they have to rethink their position!
Culture affects our perception of the world, how we live, and how we greatly differ. With a worldview being an automatic and unconscious thing, it may lead to difficulties in intercultural communication.
Develop Your Cultural Agility T+D Do you have the cross-cultural competencies necessary to meet the global challenges facing your organization now and in the future? Training and development (T&D) professionals in ...
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