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One World - Nations Online - The Nations Online Project, a World GuideHofstede's cultural dimensions theory. Overview[edit]

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory

Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions. Collectivism and Individualism. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions - Leadership Training from MindTools. Understanding Workplace Values Around the World Learn how to be more sensitive to the needs of people in different cultures.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions - Leadership Training from MindTools

We know that we are living in a global age. Technology has brought everyone much closer together. Geert Hofstede on Culture. Seven deadly sins - speech by Geert Hofstede 2011. Power distance. Geert Hofstede on Culture. Blog. A blog (a truncation of the expression web log)[1] is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).


Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

History Origins Early blogs were simply manually updated components of common Web sites. Cross Cultural Training and International Communication Skills. Blogs from around the World. An annual competition has been launched for the public to vote for the seven best natural wonders of Africa, with the voting currently underway . The competition is organized by global grassroots endeavor Seven Natural Wonders and at this point includes 12 sites from across the African continent. Discover the shortlist and other suggested contenders which didn’t make the cut this year. The Okavango Delta, Botswana Hippos bathing in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the world’s largest inland delta by John on Wikipedia CC-license-by The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta, created from the rains that fill the Okavango River. The Red Sea Reef, Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Anthia goldfish in the Red Sea from Wikimedia commons.

Mount Kenya, Kenya Mount Kenya wall by Radu vatcu (CC BY-3.0) Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Worldconnections. ‘absolutely intercultural!’ Japan Intercultural Consulting. Beasley Intercultural Blogs. High context culture. High-context culture and the contrasting low-context culture are terms presented by the anthropologist Edward T.

High context culture

Hall in his 1976 book Beyond Culture. It refers to a culture's tendency to use high-context messages over low-context messages in routine communication. Hall's cultural factors. Explanations > Culture > Hall's cultural factors Time | Context | Space | So what?

Hall's cultural factors

Edward T. Academic journal. An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published.

Academic journal

Academic journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research.[1] Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term academic journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals. 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. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 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.

Cross_cultural_competence_interviews. 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. Diversity - Cultural Competence. Companies like Hewlett-Packard, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and IBM consider cultural competence an important (important enough to hold managers accountable with financial incentives) management requirement.

Diversity - Cultural Competence

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare's Vice- President of Diversity Barbara Stern, explains, "Cultural competence should be a part of everyone's strategy. We need to be good at working with people of all walks of life. " R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., founder of The Institute for Managing Diversity and well known author asserts, "Companies that want to compete successfully must hold managers accountable for underutilizing people who are not like them. " He adds, "This has nothing to do with prejudice or guilt. InterculturalCommweb. Open Culture.