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Essay about Cultural Experience
English 1130
Fall 2012
Cultural Diversity Assignment I didn't know where I should go to visit for my culture experience
paper. I am neither into a play or temple, but I absolutely love food, all kinds of food. I think meals
and restaurants are a great way to experience a different culture. The problem was what kind of food
I should try and won't be too disappointed? So I called my brother who has numerous experiences
in food. He told me that I should try a Greek food and there is a Greek restaurant in uptown called
It's Greek to me, it is a nice place to go and offers delicious authentic Greek food. I was attempting
and exciting. Therefore, I decided to try Greek food for my culture experience. Next following day,
my boyfriend...show more content...
They all looked amazing and delicious, I had to stop and take some pictures. My dish Beef Kebob
had four juicy steak nuggets, and a moist medium–rare with flavors you won't find anywhere with
some onion and pepper in between them. Couple this with vegetables and home–style potatoes. I
took a first bite of potatoes and it tasted so sour. I didn't like much but I didn't get bother by it. As
soon as I took the first bite of my steak nuggets, all the sour potatoes thoughts were disappeared
and I felt so happy chewing on the steak. It was so tender and delicious. My boyfriend's dish also
looked amazing, he really loved it. I didn't try because I don't like the taste of lamb. Soon after we
both cleaned out the plate and left no room for desserts. We had to promise each other that we
would come back again next time. After that, I called my brother and thank him for the
wonderful suggestion. He told me little bit about Greek culture on food. He said his Greek friend
told him that food is very important in Greek, Greek people take food very seriously. Family
loves to come together and cook for a nice meal, enjoy the food, laugh and have fun together. I
don't know much about Greek culture, but I guess I am interested in it now because this experience.
One thing I notice that Greek food is amazing and they do really appreciate the food and create
amazing dishes. I am glad that I chose Greek restaurant for this cultural
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Culture and Cultural Adaptation Essay
To what extent are you convinced by Tange's (2005) position regarding cultural adaptation?
Introduction
It is widely known that in the period of globalization more and more people face the issue of
intercultural communication. Communication for two people from different cultures is very
challenging to some extent. The notion of culture is very sophisticated. In addition, many studies
have been conducted which indicate that every person to some degree experiences 'culture shock'.
Culture shock itself depends on several factors, namely the distance between cultures, type of
personality and previous experiences in intercultural communication. This essay considers the work
of Danish teacher of intercultural communication Hanne Tange (Tange...show more content...
Finally, Tange pointed out that companies could benefit more by stationing employees in a foreign
country at least for two or three years.
Evaluation
Several studies exist which provide some model of acculturation (Lysgaard 1955; Hofstede 2001).
To the large extent the presented models of cultural adaptation are similar. Tange's study is no
exception. The difference between them could be primarily the chosen methodology. In order to
obtain a relatively comprehensive knowledge of cultural adaptation, the approach which combines
qualitative method with quantitative should be taken. One obvious weakness of Tange's is the
methodology taken. Her argument relies too heavily on qualitative analysis of data. Moreover, only
seven individuals in comparison Lysgaard's more than 200 interviewees cannot represent the
majority people, that is it is not convincible. Therefore, by means of raising the number of
interviewees this work could be more reliable.
Another limitation of her study as she acknowledges, is an absence of any recording of her
discourses. First of all, there is every likelihood that Tange could intentionally or not omit important
parties of the conversation and it resulted in the misrepresented overall picture. In addition, without
some relevant quotations of her interviewees, it is difficult to perceive exact meaning. Moreover, she
did not provide information concerning
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Cultural Web
THE CULTURAL WEB BEFORE HOWARD STRINGER
Organizational culture sometimes influences the organizations strategy if taken for granted. Culture
has played a role in Sony's current financial difficulties. They had power blocks which hindered the
flow of communication and corporation between the management, designers, production and
marketing.
The Cultural Web, developed by Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes in 1992, provides one such
approach for looking at and changing your organization 's culture. Using it, you can expose cultural
assumptions and practices, and set to work aligning organizational elements with one another, and
with your strategy.
The Cultural Web identifies six interrelated elements that help to make up what Johnson...show more
content...
A high level of respect was kept between the senior and junior employees in the company. Various
Health and wellness programs and benefits were available for employees. Sony was an
engineer–driven culture which put what the engineers thought and innovated before what the
customers wanted or what the market demanded.
THE CULTURAL WEB AFTER HOWARD STRINGER
Power Structures: Howard was made the new CEO thus giving power of the company to him. He
was able to make changes but very smartly Howard made Chubachi his right hand man since he was
aware that he was the first non–Japanese CEO of the company. His power can be seen in the fact
that Howard is now President of Sony in 2009.
Control Systems: There was a more cost control in the company through reduction of employees in
many of the sites. Manufacturing companies were consolidated and shut down in many areas.
Rewards and bonuses based on group performance (not seniority) after Howard Stringer had taken
over.
Organizational Structure: With the structural changes that Howard had made to the company Sony
had a flatter structure. Management was made to be more involved in each of the business units of
the company. There was more responsibility given to senior and middle management.
Stories: As per Chubachi, it was said that since Sir Howard had taken over "there was a sparkle in
the eyes of the employees". The over
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Cultural Studies Essay

  • 1. Essay about Cultural Experience English 1130 Fall 2012 Cultural Diversity Assignment I didn't know where I should go to visit for my culture experience paper. I am neither into a play or temple, but I absolutely love food, all kinds of food. I think meals and restaurants are a great way to experience a different culture. The problem was what kind of food I should try and won't be too disappointed? So I called my brother who has numerous experiences in food. He told me that I should try a Greek food and there is a Greek restaurant in uptown called It's Greek to me, it is a nice place to go and offers delicious authentic Greek food. I was attempting and exciting. Therefore, I decided to try Greek food for my culture experience. Next following day, my boyfriend...show more content... They all looked amazing and delicious, I had to stop and take some pictures. My dish Beef Kebob had four juicy steak nuggets, and a moist medium–rare with flavors you won't find anywhere with some onion and pepper in between them. Couple this with vegetables and home–style potatoes. I took a first bite of potatoes and it tasted so sour. I didn't like much but I didn't get bother by it. As soon as I took the first bite of my steak nuggets, all the sour potatoes thoughts were disappeared and I felt so happy chewing on the steak. It was so tender and delicious. My boyfriend's dish also looked amazing, he really loved it. I didn't try because I don't like the taste of lamb. Soon after we both cleaned out the plate and left no room for desserts. We had to promise each other that we would come back again next time. After that, I called my brother and thank him for the wonderful suggestion. He told me little bit about Greek culture on food. He said his Greek friend told him that food is very important in Greek, Greek people take food very seriously. Family loves to come together and cook for a nice meal, enjoy the food, laugh and have fun together. I don't know much about Greek culture, but I guess I am interested in it now because this experience. One thing I notice that Greek food is amazing and they do really appreciate the food and create amazing dishes. I am glad that I chose Greek restaurant for this cultural Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 2. Culture and Cultural Adaptation Essay To what extent are you convinced by Tange's (2005) position regarding cultural adaptation? Introduction It is widely known that in the period of globalization more and more people face the issue of intercultural communication. Communication for two people from different cultures is very challenging to some extent. The notion of culture is very sophisticated. In addition, many studies have been conducted which indicate that every person to some degree experiences 'culture shock'. Culture shock itself depends on several factors, namely the distance between cultures, type of personality and previous experiences in intercultural communication. This essay considers the work of Danish teacher of intercultural communication Hanne Tange (Tange...show more content... Finally, Tange pointed out that companies could benefit more by stationing employees in a foreign country at least for two or three years. Evaluation Several studies exist which provide some model of acculturation (Lysgaard 1955; Hofstede 2001). To the large extent the presented models of cultural adaptation are similar. Tange's study is no exception. The difference between them could be primarily the chosen methodology. In order to obtain a relatively comprehensive knowledge of cultural adaptation, the approach which combines qualitative method with quantitative should be taken. One obvious weakness of Tange's is the methodology taken. Her argument relies too heavily on qualitative analysis of data. Moreover, only seven individuals in comparison Lysgaard's more than 200 interviewees cannot represent the majority people, that is it is not convincible. Therefore, by means of raising the number of interviewees this work could be more reliable. Another limitation of her study as she acknowledges, is an absence of any recording of her discourses. First of all, there is every likelihood that Tange could intentionally or not omit important parties of the conversation and it resulted in the misrepresented overall picture. In addition, without some relevant quotations of her interviewees, it is difficult to perceive exact meaning. Moreover, she did not provide information concerning Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 3. Cultural Web THE CULTURAL WEB BEFORE HOWARD STRINGER Organizational culture sometimes influences the organizations strategy if taken for granted. Culture has played a role in Sony's current financial difficulties. They had power blocks which hindered the flow of communication and corporation between the management, designers, production and marketing. The Cultural Web, developed by Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes in 1992, provides one such approach for looking at and changing your organization 's culture. Using it, you can expose cultural assumptions and practices, and set to work aligning organizational elements with one another, and with your strategy. The Cultural Web identifies six interrelated elements that help to make up what Johnson...show more content... A high level of respect was kept between the senior and junior employees in the company. Various Health and wellness programs and benefits were available for employees. Sony was an engineer–driven culture which put what the engineers thought and innovated before what the customers wanted or what the market demanded. THE CULTURAL WEB AFTER HOWARD STRINGER Power Structures: Howard was made the new CEO thus giving power of the company to him. He was able to make changes but very smartly Howard made Chubachi his right hand man since he was aware that he was the first non–Japanese CEO of the company. His power can be seen in the fact that Howard is now President of Sony in 2009. Control Systems: There was a more cost control in the company through reduction of employees in many of the sites. Manufacturing companies were consolidated and shut down in many areas. Rewards and bonuses based on group performance (not seniority) after Howard Stringer had taken over. Organizational Structure: With the structural changes that Howard had made to the company Sony had a flatter structure. Management was made to be more involved in each of the business units of the company. There was more responsibility given to senior and middle management. Stories: As per Chubachi, it was said that since Sir Howard had taken over "there was a sparkle in the eyes of the employees". The over Get more content on HelpWriting.net