The authors of Save Your Ammo interviewed a large number of American military personnel with extensive experience working in different countries. They used the critical incident elicitation methodology and asked their interviewees to provide detailed accounts of their experiences and challenges. … [Read more...] about Book Review: Save Your Ammo
Culture & Communication
Our ability to reach out to anyone in the world is unprecedented. The barriers to connecting are no longer technological. They’re cultural. It feels tough enough to communicate with people just like you, let alone those who come from radically different cultural backgrounds.
Difficult, but doable. By building your competence in culture and communication, you can adopt a relaxed approach to understanding people from different cultures and engaging them effectively.
You can read all about culture and communication under this topic. Here are 3 essential articles to get started:
Intercultural sensitivity means a person responds well to cultural difference. Six stages show how it develops and guide custom activities for growth. Teaching intercultural sensitivity can often feel challenging. You approach it with knowledge and compassion. Yet, some learners seem much further … [Read more...] about Building Intercultural Sensitivity, Stage by Stage
As a manager or employee, when you travel to another country for your job, adapting to a new culture can be quite intimidating. The same can be said when you need to collaborate with diverse team members in your own country. The global business environment is quickly blurring the lines between … [Read more...] about What is Cultural Sensitivity and How Does it Develop?
Bridging differences sounds great. But, is cross-cultural training ever really effective? What does it take to help people adapt? Most of us are familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland. Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole and finds herself in a world unlike anything she’s ever … [Read more...] about Cross-Cultural Training for Enhanced Adaptability
If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you’ve likely experienced some disorientation. And perhaps a few surprises. We tend to expect a bit of the unexpected when we travel far and immerse ourselves in a vastly different culture. But for teachers, it’s important to think about those small … [Read more...] about How to Manage Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings
Building relationships and working successfully with different others can seem like a major challenge. But you can enjoy the rewards, while keeping frustration to a minimum. The key to making them work is cultural competence. What is cultural competence? Cultural competence is defined as … [Read more...] about Cultural Competence: What, Why, and How