19 Mar 2020

The Crosscultural aspect of COVID-19
The Crosscultural Aspect of COVID-19 The alarm bells have rung. And countries and governments have sat up and taken notice. They have rung and they have wrung the best out of people. Spreading panic and fear initially, slowly settling into a reality check and now ensuring that compliance comes not from fear but from a place of understanding. As the information dam bursts open and the ...

18 Mar 2020

united states through the culture lens
United States. Through the culture lens. US. And them. If you see United States through the culture lens you find many strange revelations. Cross culture communications often take a tumble because we view ‘other people’ or those outside our country as them. It’s they, it’s the other, it’s the stranger among us. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic however we are all the same: a specie...

16 Mar 2020

Blurred Boundaries: Cross Culture & Covid19 Yesterday I started the day with the most positive video regarding COVID-19 ever since the outbreak that of nurses removing their masks after the last of the temporary  quarantine facility in China shut down. As we move into Stage 2 of the #coronavirus pandemic in India, China is gracefully and gratefully reporting as few as 13 new ca...

26 Mar 2018

Conflicts in Cross Culture Here's another conflict in cross culture. Heard of gender stereotyping? The blue-for-boys and pink-for-girls kind? It's not just us. It's cultures all over the world. Not exactly that way but yes, well-defined gender roles are yet another dimension of culture. And conflicts in cross culture can arise from here. Masculinity vs Femininity - A Cultural Dimension...

25 Mar 2018

Cross Cultural Conflict based on Hofstede Scores Conflicts in cross culture often occur in societies which differ in degrees of individualism. We spoke of cultural differences based on hierarchy. There is another overarching difference - that of individualistic societies and collectivistic societies. Individualism vs Collectivism is one of the dimensions propounded by Dutch culturologis...