Organisational Culture The research of Geert Hofstede has shown that cultural differences between nations are particularly found at the deepest level, the level of values. In comparison, cultural differences among organisations are principally identified at the level of practices. Practices are more tangible than values. Organisational Culture can be defined as "the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one organisation from others." The Organisational Cultural model, further developed by Bob Waisfisz in collaboration with Geert Hofstede, consists of six autonomous dimensions (variables) and two semi-autonomous dimensions.
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untry Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette Understanding other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person. Scroll down the page for information on a selected number of countries. Topics include language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes. You can access Useful Phrases here or through the corresponding country. Please feel free to share comments you may have about our guides as we are always looking to improve the quality and accuracy of information. Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory Overview Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication. 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.
Hofstede's consequences: The impact of his work on consulting and business practices An Executive Commentary by John W. Bing Encountering Hofstede's Work The ocean liner Queen Mary is perhaps an odd place to run into the ideas of Geert Hofstede, but that is where I first encountered them, in March of 1982 at a conference of the Society for Intercultural Training, Education and Research (SIETAR). (The Queen Mary is now, and was then, a floating convention center docked off the coast of Southern California.) 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. We know that we are living in a global age. Technology has brought everyone much closer together.
Edward T. Hall Edward Twitchell Hall, Jr. (May 16, 1914 – July 20, 2009) was an American anthropologist and cross-cultural researcher. He is remembered for developing the concept of proxemics, a description of how people behave and react in different types of culturally defined personal space. Hall was an influential colleague of Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller. annie96 is typing... no.. guess you're not either :p can't.. its the wind.. sounds like cats fighting. whats your excuse? :p The McKinsey 7S Framework - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools Ensuring That All Parts of Your Organization Work in Harmony Learn how to use the 7-S Framework, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. How do you go about analyzing how well your organization is positioned to achieve its intended objective? This is a question that has been asked for many years, and there are many different answers. Some approaches look at internal factors, others look at external ones, some combine these perspectives, and others look for congruence between various aspects of the organization being studied.
Al-Haq Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian human-rights organization founded in 1979 and based in Ramallah in the West Bank. It monitors and documents human-rights violations by all parties to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, issuing reports on its findings and producing detailed legal studies. Al-Haq has been an affiliate of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists for over 20 years and is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Habitat International Coalition and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). It also is part of the Executive Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and of the Steering Committee of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations' Network (PNGO). Early years
B'Tselem B'Tselem (Hebrew: בצלם, IPA: [beˈtselem], "in the image of [God]") describes itself as an independent non-profit organization whose stated goals are to document human rights violations in the occupied territories, combat denial and help to create a human rights culture in Israel. Its executive director is Hagai El-Ad. B'Tselem also maintains a branch of the organization in Washington, D.C., called B'Tselem USA. B'Tselem was founded in 1989, during the First Intifada, by Israeli academics and members of civil rights and leftist organizations. B'Tselem's funding comes from private individuals (both Israeli and foreign), together with European and North American foundations focusing on human rights. In December 1989, B'Tselem shared the Carter-Menil Human Rights Prize with the Palestinian group, Al-Haq. B'Tselem has been harshly criticized by Israeli nationalists. History
The Case for Israel The Case for Israel is a New York Times bestseller by Alan Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard University. The author's intention was to respond to common criticisms of Israel. Summary The book is divided into several chapters, each of which addresses what Dershowitz identifies as being particularly strong accusations and myths about Israel, such as "Israel is the 'prime' human rights violator in the world" and "Israel is the cause of the Arab–Israeli conflict." Each chapter is divided into several sections. "The Accusation" states a common criticism of Israel, "The Accusers" lists several quotations from critics supporting the accusation, "The Reality" contains a short statement contradicting the accusation, and "The Proof" contains Dershowitz's explanation of his viewpoint.