Join Tatiana Kolovou for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence.
- Because cross-cultural differences are based on theory and years of field research, we will need to start with understanding the big picture of culture. The high and the low context with many personal and business place examples that I have collected in my three decades of working and living in different cultures. Following that concept, are seven cultural dimensions that influence the way people think and act across countries. For example, why are there some cultures more open to change than others? Why in some cultures you hear the term, "God willing," when people talk about future plans? And why is there such a different mentality in the way cultures perceive time? Along the course, I have inserted fun clips of popular commercials to help you see the concept in an everyday approach.
Once you have an appreciation and understanding of these theories, you will be ready for the cross-cultural mindset formula that breaks down the four steps of success for interacting with people from a culture different than your own. You will see two professionals go through different scenarios of applying the mindset, but the most important phase of this learning is to apply it to your own situation. The action plan allows you to think through the steps and I in turn share an example from a latest interaction in my professional life.
I have designed this course to be applicable, simple, and fun. Enjoy the journey of developing your cross-cultural intelligence.
- Review the differences between high and low context culture.
- Define individual culture.
- Explore the differences between a direct and an indirect communicator.
- Define a high status culture.
- Define risk as it relates to culture.
- Recall the scenario that best describes a monocronic workplace.
- Review the characteristics of a person with a internal locus of control.