In addition, we must be familiar with other cultures, their influences, differences, and their understandings . You must have a cultural fluency or you might have a big misunderstanding or conflict. Cultural fluency means understanding what culture is, how it works, and the ways culture and communi... ... middle of paper ... ...dualist settings. (LeBaron, 2003 p.6) Every culture has its own way of thinking and communicating, knowing this I believe it will help me in my future understanding of other cultural backgrounds. The tools I have learned are a get asset to my foundation in communicating and interacting.
In those differences, many things, both positive like the sharing of ideas, and negative, like the annihilation of a culture, can occur when two cultures meet. Culture can affect one’s worldview in similar ways. It can cause a sort of broadening of the mind, or it can cause stereotypes and even hate crimes. But, no matter what you think about culture, in this diverse, very global society, it is becoming increasingly important to understand what culture is and what one as a citizen, need to keep in
To begin with, the notion of the individualism is rather ambiguous as it includes a lot of different behavioural patterns. One more difficulty about the individualism is that it can be considered on different levels of human groups - on the individual, group, societal and cultural levels in particular. What is more, one of the most popular application of the notion of the individualism is its analyses on the level of a culture as a trait of a whole society. However, in order to understand the specialities of its revelations on the societal level, it is important to consider different processes of its construction. To move on, the study of collectivism and individualism as cultural syndromes by Harry Triandis in the paper “ Collectivism
A Deeper Look: Defining Human System Perspectives Lizzette Rivera Northeastern University A Deeper Look: Defining Human System Perspectives There are many theories and perspectives that go into the social work practice, many of which are used depending on the situation at hand. These theories along with views of systems help social workers better understand and work with their clients, as well as, work at an ecological approach to use interchangeably between different types of practice. Types of Theories Social Constructionism Social constructionism is how people construct meaning in their lives through language, cultural beliefs and social interaction. Culture identity and societal positions influence not only
Option A – Frame of reference (Topic 2) Introduction The aim of this essay is to discuss how people’s frame of reference may influence their communication with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, with reference to personal and cultural differences in values, beliefs, attitudes and customs, and how these differences may complicate sharing of meaning and cooperation in relationships. Key concepts • Frame of Reference According to (Atherton, 2013) frame of reference is very broad in understanding and has a lot of complex set of assumptions and attitudes which we use to filter perceptions to create and share meaning. Our frame of reference is largely influenced by our values, beliefs, attitudes and our customs or culture and this often influences our understanding, response and judgement. Each and every person has their own unique frame of reference in which they use to interpret messages when communicating. This makes the process of communication a very unique and dynamic part of our everyday life (relationships).
Usually interpretation or even misinterpretation is affected bu the concept of ethnocentrism, where different communities have an already set up establishment of certain norms based on their own believes, traditions, social, legislative, and personal values and ethics from which they judge other foreign communities. When considering other societies, it is usually a difficult task to view “other world” without any observer prejudices. Each world, our and their can evoke its own realities that are more or less comparable from one period to another, or from one culture to another. One of the obvious misinterpretations, discussed in this paper, took place considering historical document written by king of Mesopotamia. Our textbook, Arts and Culture,(p 98) presents Hammurabi’s Code as a “Law Code” of king Hammurabi.
People working together inter-culturally will encounter a number of challenges, and though conflicts will likely arise, it is important to remember we can learn and grow from these situations. A culture’s tendency to be individualistic or collectivistic can be found at the root of many cultural differences within the workplace. Individualistic cultures tend to “emphasize individual identities, beliefs, needs, goals, and views rather than those of the group” (Martin, Nakayama G-4). Collectivistic cultures, such as most Spanish influenced cultures, tend to focus ... ... middle of paper ... ... for Intercultural Learning. Cultural Information – United States.
What may be considered as the “right path” in one culture may cause cognitive dissonance in another culture. People all across the world have self-esteem and experience cognitive dissonance. However, the values that are aligned with self-esteem vary greatly depending on cultural values, though the development of the self-concept. While these aspects help the individual deal with many aspect of life, these same values also help to shape their perspective and take on their mortality. These cultural differences still continue to into the cognitive dissonance that arises from individuals.
Intercultural communication occurs when the sender and receiver come from different cultures (Gibson, 2010). Due to cultural diversity, there are many barriers that intefere intercultural communication. Hybels and Weaver (2012) determined stereotype, prejudice and discrimination as the primary barriers of intercultural communication. Stereotype is our assumptions, beliefs or mental images about an individual, a group or even a culture. There are positive and negative stereotype based on the knowledge about that group of people.
These differences are the result of cultural values, which become engrafted with an individuals’ identity. This makes it important for each member of the group to understand cultural differences. In a task group, where individuals have significant value difference, balance should be established between: the intuitive and empirical; the need to move quickly versus that of thoroughly and a micro versus macro perspective to discussions. The ability to manage these differences can greatly influence the discussions of a group. Beyond relevant background factors, another key component to small group interactions is structure.