Visiting Other Countries? Find Out How to be Polite

21/07/2017

Yesterday night, I returned from a trip to China and I had occasion to observe international visitors there. It is always good to reflect upon one’s role in the different culture before arrival.  Read more at https://www.studyabroad.com/resources/cultural-awareness-being-good-guest-foreign-country

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A Cute Reflection on Some Opportunities of Cultural Mess-Ups by New Arrivals in the USA

21/07/2015

From personal experience, I could add a ling list to the examples given here.  It  could be funny if the situations were not so close to our personal experiences who felt definitely more shameful than humorous at the time.  Read more in “Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn’t GetTooClose” at http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/27/417415574/learning-the-hard-way-why-you-just-shouldnt-gettooclose?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150627


Looking at the Same and Seeing Something Different: The Limitation of Being Part of One Culture

20/05/2015

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Resources on Cultural Norm Studies for Diverse Backgrounds

17/02/2015

Great resources, excerpt:

Edward Hall’s work on communication norms or the cultural dimensions from Hofstede, Trompenaars, or the GLOBE leadership study. For those unfamiliar with this work, a few places to begin are:

Source:  http://www.management-issues.com/opinion/7015/is-the-problem-%201ccultural%201d-or-something-else/


Culture in Diverse Workplaces

17/02/2015

Interesting article with good resources for practical considerations in organizations “Is the problem “cultural” or something else?”  at  http://www.management-issues.com/opinion/7015/is-the-problem-%201ccultural%201d-or-something-else/


More on Culture Shock

03/01/2015

From one of my favorite blogger resources:


On Culture Shock and Reversed Culture Shock

03/01/2015

Who of you lives or has lived in a different culture and experienced both forms of culture shock?  I sure did!  Here are some resources for you from one of my favorite Bloggers:


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