Culture Compass: Subtleties that Shape Behavior

by Brian Remer

We most readily think of culture in terms of language, customs, foods, and the arts.  But there are more subtle ways that culture is manifest.  You don’t even need to have visible diversity in a team to find examples of how cultural differences influence behavior and relationships.  Learn about Culture Compass, an app that compares differences between societies.  Then explore the impact of culture on your team.

Power Tip:  Culture determines behavior below our awareness making it difficult to relate to the differences of others.

Read this issue of the Firefly NewsFlash:

In this Issue –

99-Word Story:  Cultural Advantage – Innate instructions for efficiency
Discovery:  Culture Compass – Six dimensions of comparison in your pocket
Ideas:  Team Differences – Culture at work in spite of sameness
Activity:  Cultural Awareness – Demonstrate the subtleties of cultural influence