Monday, May 9, 2011

Culture Quote of the Day

“The core difficulty in cross-cultural interaction is – simply stated – a failure to recognize relevant cultural differences.”
Stewart & Bennett, American Cultural Patterns

Overcoming this failure (in order to have better relationships across cultural difference, i.e., with people from a different cultural background) has two sides to it:

a.  we have to become more aware of our own culture, and
b. we have to become more aware of the culture of others.

The key steps are, realizing the need, and then figuring out how to become more culturally aware...

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