Cultural Differences and People Management - Ebola Crisis Essay

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04/02/2015
04/02/2015
REFLECTIVE DIARY
Cultural Differences and People Management – BLDE606.2
REFLECTIVE DIARY
Cultural Differences and People Management – BLDE606.2

Module leader: Dr Dawn Williams

Seminar teacher: Fiona O’Connor

Student name: Charlotte Marcenac

Student ID: W151350741

Module leader: Dr Dawn Williams

Seminar teacher: Fiona O’Connor

Student name: Charlotte Marcenac

Student ID: W151350741

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Table of contents II. Introduction III. A module providing a greater understanding of culture self-awareness, through the process of cultural pluralism IV. Reflecting on the political rights of women in France and Saudi Arabia across the concept of
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Being aware of those cultural differences will help us to communicate effectively, develop cultural knowledge and skills, and be able to manage efficiently to success when working in multicultural environment (Meyer, 1996). Firstly, I decided to focus on the overall learning of the module, what he brought me, more especially on the fact that it helped us to be aware of our own culture, and I will develop the concept of cultural pluralism or “mosaic of culture. Secondly, I compared on the position of women in France (my own country) and Saudi Arabia, with a political approach, by demonstrating the evolution of the society, and liaised with the theory of masculine societies. Indeed, I feel concerned by the rights of women, so it was relevant and important for me, to address the issue. Thirdly, reflecting on cultural shock was interesting, because of the complexity of the concept, and I challenged myself by asking me “Is cultural shock a disease model or a learning process?” The topic four is about high and low context, and the difficulty I had to characterized France, and give examples. In addition, I developed a topic about the Chinese Culture, more especially how it was difficult to negotiate with Chinese, because of the importance of rituals, beliefs, and values of their culture. After that, I took an example of my own experience, which is the meaning of a gift in China. And finally, I reflect on the concept of cross cultural management, and more

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