Thank you all my friends, family, and colleagues who have wished me a happy birthday, or simply been a happy part of my life! On the airplane to Orlando today I created this short 1 minute video clip for you: If things like countries are inventions of the human mind, what other kinds of things could we as humans envision and create together? What reality can we imagine which could lead to a healthier more sustainable world?
Categorising cultures Just what are the differences between cultures? Is it useful to look for patterns or categories to make it easier for us to understand these differences? Kishan Rana, former Indian ambassador to Germany, points out that categorising cultures offers both advantages and disadvantages.
Looking for categories is a useful tool for analysis and the training of diplomats, and can be used as initial device in preparing for cross cultural encounters. However, we should beware of creating and reinforcing stereotypes.
Creating categories ignores fact that within any cultural are sub-groups which may have different traits, and also that individuals within a culture may not follow the norm. Rigid adherence to categories may lead to false assumptions.
Lewis Categorisation Richard D. Lewis, author of When Cultures Collide: Managing Successfully Across Cultures London: Nicholas Brealey,divides cultural characteristics into three groups: He argues that people of different nations exhibit characteristics from each of these groups to different degrees.
For example, some linear active traits are: Just what are the differences between cultures? Lewis categorises nations by determining which of the groups their characteristics tend to fall within.
The nations with the most linear active traits are the Germans and the Swiss.
Nations showing reactive traits are the Japanese, and to a lesser degree the Chinese. International Communication in an Interdependent World, revised ed.
USIP Press, offers a system for analysing national negotiating styles in terms of the importance which negotiators attach to the broad cultural context in which they operate. Cultures fall into various places on a continuum from high to low context. Arab culture, for example, is high context as Arab negotiators attach great importance to context, for example history, and make a sharp distinction between the way matters of state should be conducted and matters of commerce.
The first is the realm of principle and morals, and the second, the realm of haggling. Arab negotiators attach high importance to creating bonds of friendship and trust between negotiators, and respect for the honour and dignity of negotiating partners.
Less developed, traditional societies tend to give rise to a high context approach. American society is typical of the low context approach of more developed countries. These cultures view negotiation as an exercise in collective problem solving: Low context cultures subordinate history, personal honour and personal relationships for the purpose of agreement.
These cultural differences can lead to serious misunderstandings not only about the topic of negotiations, but about what it actually means to negotiate.
In Minnesota alone books have been written and, more importantly, money has been made providing outsiders with the context they need to make sense of what is, or may be, being communicated in the sparse conversations and non-verbal exchanges which participants in the culture instantly recognise.
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