Understanding Cultural Differences in the Professional World Deborah A. Myers
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD 2. Understanding Cultural Differences in the Professional Workplace
America has long been known as the melting pot for many different cultures to blend and become unified. To cohabitate and to become an American has long been the dream for the many who have immigrated here. Cultural competency among the population is imperative for good relationships in both the professional and private sectors. A comparison and contrast will be made to compare different ethnic groups and their belief system pertaining to religion, customs and cultural views relating to medical care. The activity of lefties in a righty world reinforces the awkwardness of having to function against what is known. Different surroundings and environments force new challenges. Through learning and education of new components of culture we can better achieve a professional understanding with respect to all types of people.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD 3. Understanding Cultural Differences in the Professional Workplace [ Lefties have to function in a righty world.] The progress of being unable to function in a normal manner due to the taping of dominant hand was extremely awkward. Being right handed, without a right hand, cutting pancakes, texting and brushing hair was now practically impossible. The assignment was to teach the area of difficulty functioning out of your known or accepted norm. Basically, giving the student a handicap in function, just like it would be if one traveled to another country, leaving you without the ability to communicate effectively if you did not speak the language. At the end of the experiment day, alternate modes of functioning were devised. Pancakes can be cut with a...