Cultural  Diversity
Grouping <ul><li>The making up of global teams is diverse in order to maximize various perspectives. </li></ul><ul><li>In ...
Grouping <ul><li>The collectivism of some cultures encourages working in global teams.  </li></ul><ul><li>Individualistic ...
Time <ul><li>Time is important for Americans: “Time is money”, “Don’t waste time”. </li></ul><ul><li>Time is less prevalen...
<ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChZfFG5RqA&feature=related  </li></ul>Extract of a report on cultural diversity in...
I - Valuing cultural diversity  <ul><li>->  Before valuing cultural diversity: </li></ul><ul><li>- acceptance of cultural ...
Remove   prejudices
-Different visions of the problems. -Different mentalities, manners of thinking. -On average, only 10% of impact on a prod...
  II - Communication problem solving <ul><li>The challenge of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between generati...
<ul><li>Communication Tools for understanding culture </li></ul><ul><li>High-context and low context communication </li></...
III – Strategies for dealing with diversity <ul><li>How can educators prepare students so that they are able to interact w...
<ul><li>Emphasize the importance of teamwork in a multicultural society </li></ul><ul><li>Working in teams of culturally d...
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    1. 1. Cultural Diversity
    2. 2. Grouping <ul><li>The making up of global teams is diverse in order to maximize various perspectives. </li></ul><ul><li>In other cultures, mixing people of differing status groups, violates their sense of hierarchy. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Grouping <ul><li>The collectivism of some cultures encourages working in global teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Individualistic tendencies  Western cultures, Hispanic sense of machismo. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures can be differentiated by the distance that separates them. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Time <ul><li>Time is important for Americans: “Time is money”, “Don’t waste time”. </li></ul><ul><li>Time is less prevalent in many other societies like in Latin America and the Middle East. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChZfFG5RqA&feature=related </li></ul>Extract of a report on cultural diversity in a company
    6. 6. I - Valuing cultural diversity <ul><li>-> Before valuing cultural diversity: </li></ul><ul><li>- acceptance of cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>- remove prejudices </li></ul><ul><li>- positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>- sense of attachment </li></ul>
    7. 7. Remove prejudices
    8. 8. -Different visions of the problems. -Different mentalities, manners of thinking. -On average, only 10% of impact on a product or a service but probably the most important part. -> key to the success.
    9. 9.   II - Communication problem solving <ul><li>The challenge of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between generations, genders, races and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>“ what I say is not necessarily what you hear … even when you are listening” </li></ul><ul><li>Pitton et al. (1993) synthesis about communication styles across cultures </li></ul><ul><li>“ The most universal quality is diversity” Montaigne </li></ul><ul><li>Effective communication -> key to making progress in a conflict </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Communication Tools for understanding culture </li></ul><ul><li>High-context and low context communication </li></ul><ul><li>Individualist and communitarian conceptions of self and other </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation about beliefs, values and norms </li></ul>
    11. 11. III – Strategies for dealing with diversity <ul><li>How can educators prepare students so that they are able to interact with each other and work together in teams, regardless of cultural diversity? </li></ul><ul><li>Students' respect of other points of views </li></ul><ul><li>Developing students' critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Three sets of skills students need to learn: </li></ul><ul><li>1 - Separating facts from cultural assumptions and beliefs about those facts </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Changing one’s opinion </li></ul><ul><li>3 - Differentiating between personal discomfort and intellectual disagreement </li></ul><ul><li>Students should be encouraged to explore their own beliefs and cultural assumptions about an event or subject. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Emphasize the importance of teamwork in a multicultural society </li></ul><ul><li>Working in teams of culturally diverse individuals is an activity today's youth will encounter as they enter the work force </li></ul><ul><li>Not only are businesses recognizing the changing demographics of the work force, but they are also aware of the implications of a changing customer profile on their operations </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses are also realizing the problem-solving strength of culturally diverse work teams </li></ul>
    13. 13. Cultural Diversity in our team Soukaina from Casablanca

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