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Eastern Vs. Western Philosophy: Friedrich Nietzsche & Sun Tzu. The Tao of Project Management. East Meets West, but It Takes Some Practice. What We All Can Learn From China's Business Leaders. Is Daoism Losing Its Way? - China Real Time Report. The Zen of Business: 7 Habits of the Highly Creative. <A HREF=" Widgets</A> Issue 78 - 06 | The Zen of Business: 7 Habits of the Highly Creative By Matthew E.

The Zen of Business: 7 Habits of the Highly Creative

MayPublished Jan. 19, 2011 12:00 p.m. “Frank Zappa once said: 'The most important thing in art is the frame. For paint, literally. For other arts, figuratively—because, without this humble appliance, you can't know where the art stops and the real world begins.' What he's saying is that how we frame something, like an idea or a problem, for example, has everything to do with how well it turns out. Zen Leadership: The Toughest (Best) Business Decision I Ever Made.

The Limitations of Eastern Thought - THE AWAKENING SELF. Having interacted with the adherents of eastern philosophy for over a decade I can really see how blessed I was in not having my beliefs defined for me prior to having the experiences of my ontological system.

The Limitations of Eastern Thought - THE AWAKENING SELF

My ontological, or belief system is loaded in the moment as I experience. I have never met someone with eastern philosophy beliefs that did not have their understanding front loaded. This means that someone else’s perceptions influenced every label, definition, expression and even experience itself. These seekers were told what to believe before they ever had any experiences to base their beliefs upon. Communication Between Cultures - Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel. The Eastern Way: How Chinese Philosophy Can Power Innovation in Business Today.

In spite of spectacular economic growth, China is still afflicted by criticism that its traditional culture inhibits innovation.

The Eastern Way: How Chinese Philosophy Can Power Innovation in Business Today

However, Chinese culture is now changing in response to fundamental techno-economic shifts, and philosophy is not the same as culture. This article shows how an unconventional synthesis of Chinese philosophical systems can power innovation opportunities in 21st century business—and not only for China. China has been a wonder of the global economy for the past three decades. Its annual growth rate has averaged about 10 percent.

In 2010, China passed Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new program of innovation in the U. InterculturalCommweb. How Intercultural Competence Drives Success in Global Virtual Teams. Leveraging global virtual teams through intercultural curiosity, sensitivity, and respect.

How Intercultural Competence Drives Success in Global Virtual Teams

By David Callen, MSOD 2008 Volume 11 Issue 4 *Winner of the 2008 Graziadio School Student Paper CompetitionOrganizations are increasingly turning to global virtual teams to gain a strategic advantage. Global virtual teams are heterogeneous groups of internationally dispersed coworkers that assemble using a combination of telecommunications and information technologies to accomplish organizational tasks.[1] With the growing deployment of such teams, it is becoming more important for organizations to understand what makes them successful.Many of the principles and theories used for traditional teams as well as virtual teams are true for global virtual teams. However, global virtual teams are further along the continuum of time, distance, and space, and therefore, are more complex. Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. Journal of Intercultural Communication. History.

The most commonly held belief regarding the origin of Taoism holds that Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao Te Ching - the Taoist canon's most well-known work - is its founding father.


However, even Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching spoke of the "Tao masters of antiquity. " To whom was he referring? Taoism emerged from a rich shamanic tradition that existed in China since the Ice Age. These shamans were healers and diviners, they had power over the elements, could travel to the sky, converse with animals and had knowledge of the use of plants. One of these shamans, King Fu Hsi, who lived circa 2,800 BCE, was the first to construct a system by which the underlying structure of the universe could be expressed and understood.

Modern academics generally consider Fu Hsi to be mythical due to the fanciful stories that surround him. Effective Cross Cultural Communication Skills. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions - Leadership Training from MindTools. Understanding Workplace Values Around the World.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions - Leadership Training from MindTools

Geert Hofstede on Culture. Seven deadly sins - speech by Geert Hofstede 2011. Beyond the language gap: intercultural communication. Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Communicating with people from different cultures and languages is full of rewards, but also full of challenges. This type of communication involves a series of specific patterns, strategies and unwritten rules which are at the core of a growing study area commonly known as intercultural communication. Using examples from the BBC Bakeation series and interviews with the production team, we explore different aspects of intercultural communication as the Hairy Bikers address a variety of linguistic challenges throughout the series. Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions. Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory.

Overview[edit] Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication.

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory

Hofstede developed his original model as a result of using factor analysis to examine the results of a world-wide survey of employee values by IBM in the 1960s and 1970s. The theory was one of the first that could be quantified, and could be used to explain observed differences between cultures. The original theory proposed four dimensions along which cultural values could be analyzed: individualism-collectivism; uncertainty avoidance; power distance (strength of social hierarchy) and masculinity-femininity (task orientation versus person-orientation). Independent research in Hong Kong led Hofstede to add a fifth dimension, long-term orientation, to cover aspects of values not discussed in the original paradigm. History[edit] Japan Intercultural Consulting.

Intercultural competence. A theoretical construct for cross-cultural competence, language proficiency, and regional expertise.

Intercultural competence

Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures:[1] Appropriately. Valued rules, norms, and expectations of the relationship are not violated significantly.Effectively. Valued goals or rewards (relative to costs and alternatives) are accomplished. In interactions with people from foreign cultures, a person who is interculturally competent understands the culture-specific concepts of perception, thinking, feeling, and acting. Hall's cultural factors. Explanations > Culture > Hall's cultural factors Time | Context | Space | So what?

Hall's cultural factors

Edward T. Hall was an anthropologist who made early discoveries of key cultural factors. In particular he is known for his high and low context cultural factors. Context High context. Intercultural Communication Articles. For fresh articles and content visit our blog!

Intercultural Communication Articles

Below you will find access to a range of articles relating to cross cultural and intercultural communication. The articles touch upon a number of topics that will be of interest to a wide range of reader involved in intercultural communication such as international business personnel, HR staff, people working in public services and in many other areas where intercultural communication is an issue.