Week 2 E-Learning Activities 3 & 4
The assessment analyses week two’s learning activities 3 and 4. Activity three will present online tools for exploring different countries’ five dimensions by Hofstede. Activity four will explain the myth of national culture whereby specific cultural attributes in different contexts will be analyzed. All units of national culture will be analyzed in activity 4.
Week 2- Activity 3-Online tool to explore different countries’ 5 dimensions by Hofstede
We are living in a global era whereby all people are brought together and closer by technology. This implies that people from different cultures are working together and communicating to their colleagues more and more (Hofstede et al., 2010, p. 350). Despite this being exciting, it could turn out to be frustrating and fraught with uncertainty. How does a person relate to another of a different culture? What does he/she say or not say to start a conversation? Are there any culture-bound taboos that one has to be aware of or not?
Establishing connections with different people from varying cultural backgrounds….Read More
Week 2- Activity 4- The myth of national culture
To begin with, Professor McSweeney’s view of national cultures will be presented. The myth of national culture is nothing more than just the collection of media and social imaginings that live in a permanent exception to the realities of a nation. The exception is assumed to waterproof national culture against interaction with foreigners while destroying the meaning of nationals outside the national territory at the same time (Burgess and Gold, 2015, p. 40). The question about whether everything addressing this aforementioned reality is exceptional and contains local causes, then the much people know and think about national culture is dismissed with no validity beyond their borders. The myth states that a nation is like an orphan and in this case an orphan, or an autistic individual who faces massive challenges while attempting to establish a meaning outside the relationship….Read More
National culture has to be against the kind of activities that people do but has to be okay with them. People with different cultures are able to work together in a different country that offers a different cultural setting that all of the employees are comfortable with. In summary, national culture goes hand in hand with cultural differences, and this forms a national unity.