Various ways of communicating direct vs indirect

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Various ways of communicating direct vs indirect Direct Communication (low contex) is when the speaker communicates true intentions directly in the verbal message. Direct communicators’ messages usually don’t have an underlying meaning. They value direct answers, honesty and frankness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfD0sVGvjKo Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp More Intercultural Competences […]

Uncertainty Avoidance — attitude to change and new ideas

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Uncertainty Avoidance — attitude to change and new ideas Uncertainty Avoidance — the extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambigjus or unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these. Countries exhibiting strong UAI (high-risk aversion) maintain rigid codes of belief and behaviour, and are intolerant of […]

Why cultures differ so much?

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Why cultures differ so much? World is changing! So also culture evaluate! Especially countries which went thought transformation – political, economic or social. How much you know about your own culture?https://youtu.be/YU76DM1gXm0 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp More Intercultural Competences videos Various ways of communicating direct vs indirect Watch […]

People's self image is defined in terms of I or we Individualism vs Collectivism

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People's self image is defined in terms of I or we Individualism vs Collectivism The fundamental issue addressed by this dimension is the degree of interdependence a society maintains among its members. The high side of this dimension, called Individualism, can be defined as a preference for a loosely-knit social framework in which individuals are expected to take care […]

How societies handle inequalities among people?

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How societies handle inequalities among people? How societies handle inequalities among people?Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally. https://youtu.be/LT6DcRWxxg4 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp More Intercultural Competences videos […]

How do you manage time? Sequential vs Synchronic

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How do you manage time? Sequential vs Synchronic You do one thing at a time or you prefer to do several things at a time? How do you deal with time? Sequential time perspective views time as a giant cosmic clock ticking away. Synchronous views time as recurrent or cyclical.https://youtu.be/2d-UIESLnjg Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on […]

Understanding and managing cultural shock

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Understanding and managing cultural shock How do you like your tea?Understanding and managing cultural shock. https://youtu.be/kD_R-quWP‑Q Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp More Expatriate Management videos Understanding and managing cultural shock Watch this video Cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates Watch this video Changing trends in the area of expatriation and […]

What is more important to you: rules or relations?

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What is more important to you: rules or relations? Is your culture rules or relationships oriented? Have you ever considered how this can influence your work in a multinational environment? People place a high importance on laws, rules, values, and obligations or believe that each circumstance, and each relationship, dictates the rules that they live by. https://youtu.be/tWd5h9o_dUI […]

Cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates

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Cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates Appropriate arrival and expatriation briefings, together with the enhancement of cultural competency (cross-cultural knowledge, cultural self-awareness, communication skills) are essential tools for the success of the assignment. Adjusting to the new environment is a challenge for the expat and local team. Knowledge of potential culture shock and its implications, cultural sensitivity and […]

Women in Multinational Organizations — Masculinity vs Femininity

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Women in Multinational Organizations — Masculinity vs Femininity Woman in Multinational Organizations. Cultural dimension Masculinity vs Femininity was introduced by Geert Hofstede, Dutch social psychologist. The fundamental issue here is what motivates people, wanting to be the best (Masculine) or liking what you do (Feminine). Remember that this dimension is not about gender but about […]