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Indulgence vs. Restraint – Do we need this 6th Dimension in Intercultural Training and Coaching ?

Indulgence vs. Restraint – Do we need this 6th Dimension in Intercultural Training and Coaching ? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
What insights does Hofstede’s 6th and least frequently discussed dimension on Indulgence vs. Restraint give us to help us to collaborate more effectively with people from other cultures?
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I don't think this is a valid dimension and would really like to see the study behind it.

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I don't think United States is a more indulgent culture than France. In the USA there is no law that oblige employers to give paid holidays while in France by law people work only 35 hours/week but also have more than 5 weeks of paid holidays per year compared to 25 % of American workers that don't take their vacation. 

 

Paid maternity leave is also much more in France than in the US : six weeks before birth and up to 8 weeks after birth.

 

People don't work on Sundays in France and you cannot do your shopping 24/7 as you do in USA, Japan or Russia.These are FACTS not from empirical studies. 

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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.

Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing. | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
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A very much needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism.

 

For example, too often managers are chosen for their abilities to speak the local language but someone can have a better cultural sensitivity and be  more successful without speaking the local language.

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Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ?

Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

Humility in leadership can be defined as the ability to understand yourself and bring the best from other people. 

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Do Facial Expressions Develop before Birth?

Do Facial Expressions Develop before Birth? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

.Fetal facial development is essential not only for postnatal bonding between parents and child, but also theoretically for the study of the origins of affect. However, how such movements become coordinated is poorly understood. 4-D ultrasound visualisation allows an objective coding of fetal facial movements.

Anne Egros's insight:

 Interesting study analysing specific movements of facial muscles of fetuses in the womb thanks to 4D ultrasounds.

 

This research have shown that specific facial muscles movements could be linked to specific emotions helping babies communicate long before the language is developed.

 

More research should be done but we can maybe conclude that those fetal expressions become  unconscious facial micro-movements in adults triggered by emotions  and that there are universal across cultures

 

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How to Argue Across Cultures

How to Argue Across Cultures | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
East and West need to meet halfway — but usually don’t.
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Intercultural conflicts are often due to misinterpretations of behaviors resulting from different values.

 

A culture sensitive person is aware of the differences and able to be flexible and be creative to find a solution rather than to be right. Easier said than done !

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How Intercultural Competence Drives Success in Global Virtual Teams

A study that shows intercultural competence as a factor in effectiveness of global virtual teams, and that building relationships, establishing structure, and having discipline are critical for success.
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To build a global team, first determine what needs to be done and then identify who are the best individuals for achieving the goals based on individual coaching and through intercultural training programs 

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