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Dimensions of Culture … or … Why We All See the Same Things Differently

This is the first post in a new series on the dimensions of culture. In this post, we introduce you to the cultural dimensions behind our attitudes, actions and reactions — our cultural programming. What are the dimensions of culture? They are a way of understanding how and why cultures differ. They have been developed over the last 50–60 years by researchers who have studied almost 100 countries. Why are …

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Cultural differences in dealing with conflict

In the last lesson we looked at one of the primary fundamental cultural differences: individual vs collective orientation, otherwise known as “me vs we”. Most people in the world live in cultures that are collectivist. They grow up in an extended family that can include parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, household help, or other housemates. This “in” group is at the core of the person’s sense of belonging, …

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Language for negotiations (2)

In the last lesson we gave you useful expressions for stating your starting position in a negotiation, exploring the other party’s position, making offers and concessions, and checking understanding. In this lesson, you’ll learn expressions you can use to refuse or accept an offer, play for time, close the agreement, and follow up. Even if you don’t participate in formal negotiations, these expressions can be adapted to other situations in …

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Language for Negotiations (1)

Negotiation is a key part of business. In fact, business wouldn’t exist without negotiation! Even if you never take part in formal negotiations, language for negotiating is useful any time you want to come to an agreement with someone about something. For example: a change in the scope of your team’s project, a salary increase, the terms of a new employment contract, permission to use funds for an untested idea, …

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