“Getting to Yes” is a popular book about winning negotiations, but when talking about inter-cultural communication, “Getting to No” might be more instructive. Professor Zeng’s humorous description of different ways to handle a demanding McDonald’s customer shows deep cultural differences in seeing the world. The American way is to stand on rules, communicating the reasons in
It appears that culture heavily influences how well people incorporate the context of an environment versus how well they can filter out the context to focus on a prominent object. This has been illustrated in eye measurements of Asians versus North Americans as they evaluate photographs, of Japanese & Americans recalling foreground objects versus background
Can something be true and not true at the same time? East Asian & Western philosophies have had very different ways of answering this question that still affects the ways people in various cultures reason. The collectivist culture of Asia emphasizes harmony & a constantly changing environment in which contradictions are natural, & truth depends
The arrest of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn shocked the financial world. Will his behavior be attributed to the context of the situation, or will he be vilified for having a bad character? The story is still developing, but there is interesting evidence that Dependent and Interdependent cultures see causes for behavior differently.A study of Chinese
Have you ever been in a foreign country & discovered that people just don’t think like you do? Researcher Richard Nisbett has found specific differences in the way Asians & Westerners see the world. In one experiment, Chinese & American eye movements were tracked as they viewed pictures with a central object against a complex
Three types of thinking styles tend to reflect your cultural background. Try this quiz to see how you think!
วัฒนธรรมแบบกลุ่มนิยมและวัฒนธรรมแบบปัจเจกชนมองโลกแตกต่างกันอย่างสิ้นเชิง เปรียบเหมือนเลนส์ไวด์กับเลนส์เทเล ผู้นำที่ดีจะใช้ประโยชน์จากมุมมองที่ต่างกันของลูกทีมเพื่อสร้างผลลัพธ์ที่ยอดเยี่ยม
Collectivist and Individualist cultures see the world differently, like a wide-angle versus a telephoto lens. A good leader leverages the different perspectives to get superior results from teams.