CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT. Week 7. WHAT IS CULTURE?. THE WAY OF LIFE OF A PEOPLE IT IS: LEARNED SHARED WITHIN A GROUP DIFFERENT BETWEEN GROUPS . WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?. BUSINESS ETIQUETTES MANAGEMENT ATTITUDES CONSUMPTION CULTURE. STARTING POINT!. DON’T STEREOTYPE DON’T BE ETHNOCENTRIC
THE WAY OF LIFE OF A PEOPLE
SHARED WITHIN A GROUP
DIFFERENT BETWEEN GROUPS
DON’T BE ETHNOCENTRIC
BE WILLING TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENCES
The English take their pleasures sadly.
English generosity! They calculate everything, even talent and friendships...
Englishmen see with their ears.
A belief that my home country’s culture is superior to that of any other country.
FACTS THAT ARE OBVIOUS AND MUST BE LEARNED
THE NUANCES THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO UNRAVEL
MEDIUM WE USE TO:
CONVEY FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS
INTERPRET THE ENVIRONMENT
ASSIGN MEENING TO EVENTS
FIRST FLOOR IS GROUND FLOOR AND 2nd FLOOR IS FIRST.
AN APARTMENT IS A FLAT
TRUNK OF A CAR IS A BOOT AND HOOD IS A BONNET
GARTERS ARE SUSPENDERS, AND SUSPENDERS ARE BRACES
TO CALL (PHONE) SOMEONE IS TO RING UP
A BUSY PHONE LINE IS ENGAGED
“TABLE” SOMETHING MEANS YOU WANT TO DISCUSS IT NOT POSTPONE IT AS IN THE U.S.
BILLION IS A MILLION MILLION NOT A THOUSAND MILLION
CONCEPT OF TIME
The extent to which the members of a society are uncomfortable with unclear, ambiguous, or unstructured situations.
Religion and Rituals
The extent to which the less powerful members of a society accept--even expect--that power be distributed unequally.
The extent to which people prefer to act as individuals rather than group members.
The extent to which people prefer to have “male” values such as success, assertiveness, and achievement, as opposed to “female” values like solidarity, nurture, and quality of life.