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(PDF) Riding the Waves of Culture

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Table of ContentsEXECUTIVE SUMMARY.............................................................................................................3ACTIVITY 1 RIDING THE WAVES OF CULTURE..................................................................3INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3Experience with cultural conflict or culture shock and how to overcome the differences.....3Benefits of connecting different viewpoints as Trompenaar suggests...................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4ACTIVITY 2 DEFINITION OF CULTURE.................................................................................5INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................5People’s definition of culture may vary.................................................................................5What definition of culture do you agree with most and why?...............................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................7
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe report will cover experience regarding Cultural shock and Cultural conflict. Ithappens when people experience, unfamiliar way of life when they move to different culturalenvironment.Organisational culture is combination of beliefs, values, perspective, experience,expectations and philosophy at workplace. Culture is defined as an organisation's way of doingthings. It focuses on behaviours of different people working in the organisation.ACTIVITY 1 RIDING THE WAVES OF CULTUREWeekINTRODUCTIONCulture is social behaviour and different rules which are prevailing in the society. FonsTrompenaars argues that cultural conflicts happen because of one culture try to impose theirviewpoint on other. This issue can be handled by looking at a big picture where viewpoint ofboth sides are place together instead of against each other(Watkins, 2018). This activity will talkabout cultural conflicts and the way to overcome it. It will also discuss about the bringing twoculture on same page i.e. connecting each other.Experience with cultural conflict or culture shock and how to overcome the differencesCultural shock happens when people experience an unfamiliar way of life when theymove to cultural environment which is new and different to them.It occurs when people are notsure what to do or what is right to do in that particular situation (Trueba, Jacobs and Kirton,2014).The question which was raised by Fons Trompenaars is that can a person lie for his/herfriend in-case they met with an accident (Riding the waves of culture,2013). He showed data ofvarious countries and got different results. He talked about integrity and dilemma. At my ownworkplace, I faced similar issue i.e. a big dilemma. My senior did something wrong and he askedme to do share it with other person. My senior was also my friend and he expect loyalty andintegrity from my side. At the same time, it is my responsibility to tell management of companyabout the mistake which my senior committed. They pay me and expect integrity from my side.When I decided to friend a solution and asked my friend to accept the mistake then the situationof cultural conflict arouse. My senior told me that in his culture, backing friend is very importantbecause friend is part of family. But the culture from where I belong, breaching trust of someonewho is giving you employment and trusting you is more important. I overcomedifference with
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