Power Distance: An Illustration/Story

One of the Characteristics of Power Distance is respect for the elderly. In other words, in countries that score high on Power Distance people, who are older (and greyer) get (and deserve) more respect than the young ones. A Story I was sitting on the couch a couple...

Where is Culture? A Focus Point

During our Cultural Awareness Training, we focus on Where Culture Is. In other words, can we isolate culture and distinguish it from Personality and what is Common to All ManKind? The answer is yes. Culture has a place amongst the other two (Personality and What is...

Cultural Awareness Definition

You’re on the website Culture Matters now. But what could be a cultural awareness definition? Or better, in which context is it used on this website? When you look up “Culture” on Wikipedia, there are 8 chapters of information and dozens of pages....

Humor in Culture

Let’s Talk About Humor in Culture Consider this phrase: “If you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much…” Please, don’t switch off, but please read on. Now ask yourself: is this funny or not? Chances are that it was, or it was not. In...
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