Understanding and managing cultural differences

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Understanding and managing cultural differences

Strategies Universalism People place a high importance on laws, rules, values, and obligations. They try to deal fairly with people based on these rules, but rules come before relationships. Help people understand how their work ties into their values and beliefs.

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Provide clear instructions, processes, and procedures. Keep promises and be consistent. Give people time to make decisions. Use an objective process to make decisions yourself, and explain your decisions if others are involved. Particularism People believe that each circumstance, and each relationship, dictates the rules that they live by.

Give people autonomy to make their own decisions. Be flexible in how you make decisions. Take time to build relationships and get to know people so that you can better understand their needs. Highlight important rules and policies that need to be followed.

Typical universalist cultures include the U. Typical particularistic cultures include Russia, Latin-America, and China. They believe that you make your own decisions, and that you must take care of yourself. Praise and reward individual performance.

Give people autonomy to make their own decisions and to use their initiative. Allow people to be creative and to learn from their mistakes. Communitarianism People believe that the group is more important than the individual. The group provides help and safety, in exchange for loyalty. The group always comes before the individual.

Praise and reward group performance. Allow people to involve others in decision making. Typical individualist cultures include the U. Typical communitarian cultures include countries in Latin-America, Africa, and Japan.

Be direct and to the point. Allow people to keep their work and home lives separate.Kate Singleton, MSW, LCSW Elizabeth M.

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Nurses today are providing care, education, and case management to an increasingly diverse patient population that is challenged with a triad of cultural, linguistic, and health literacy barriers. Instead, developing cultural competence means gaining an awareness and basic knowledge of cultural differences and how those differences affect people's beliefs, values, work ethic, and work schedule, so you can be more understanding and sensitive to them.

Mar 06,  · Managers need to cope with cultural differences in positive ways, i.e. respect towards different cultures, willingness to learn and adapt to new cultures; they .

Understanding and managing cultural differences

Understanding Cultural Differences in the Work Place Spring Session B Professor Davis 5/6/ Chamberlain College Of Nursing The importance of understanding cultural, ethnic and gender differences by managers and professionals in a business setting is essential to make the work environment comfortable.

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Understanding and managing cultural differences

3 No. 2; February 1 Cultural Values and Decision-Making in China. These differences do not make either culture better or worse than the other one. It just shows their differences which has been created through centuries of history and development.

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