"Peace is not unity in similarity but
unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences
." ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

 

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World Unity in Cultural Diversity Quotes

"People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist."

~ Daisaku Ikeda

"Without mutual knowledge there can be no mutual understanding; without understanding, there can be no trust and respect; without trust, there can be no peace, only the danger of conflict. This means we have to be willing and able to familiarize ourselves with the way people of other cultures think and perceive the world around them, but without losing our own standpoint in the process."

~ Roman Herzog...

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What Is Culture?

Culture is the "lens" through which you view the world. It is central to what you see, how you make sense of what you see, and how you express yourself... More

Respecting Differences and Working Together

Anthropologists discovered that, when faced by interaction that we do not understand, people tend to interpret the others involved as "abnormal", "weird" or "wrong"1. Awareness of cultural differences and recognizing where cultural differences are at work is the first step toward understanding each other and establishing a positive working environment.

Use these differences to challenge your own assumptions about the "right" way of doing things and as a chance to learn new ways to solve problems.

Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges

Culture is often at the root of communication challenges. Exploring historical experiences and the ways in which various cultural groups have related to each other is key to opening channels for cross-cultural communication. Becoming more aware of cultural differences, as well as exploring cultural similarities, can help you communicate with others more effectively. Next time you find yourself in a confusing situation, ask yourself how culture may be shaping your own reactions, and try to see the world from the other's point of view... More

 Case in Point:  Eye Contact

In some cultures, looking people in the eye is assumed to indicate honesty and straightforwardness; in others it is seen as challenging and rude. In USA, the cheapest, most effective way to connect with people is to look them into the eye. "Most people in Arab cultures share a great deal of eye contact and may regard too little as disrespectful. In English culture, a certain amount of eye contact is required, but too much makes many people uncomfortable. In South Asian and many other cultures direct eye contact is generally regarded as aggressive and rude."2... More

Harnessing the Power of Diversity in Business

Diversity is a specialized term describing a workplace that includes people from various backgrounds and cultures, and/or diverse businesses.

You can find a strategic competitive advantage in an organizational and cultural context by seeking to leverage, rather than diminish, opposite forces. An important but widely overlooked principle of business success is that integrating opposites, as opposed to identifying them as inconsistencies and driving them out, unleashes power. This is true on both a personal level (the balanced manager is more effective than his or her peer at one end of the control spectrum) and on organizational level as well... More

Business e-Coach Strategic Alliance Targeting Muslim Clients

Many persons misunderstand Islam, including Muslims and Business. There are many things which seem innocuous to non Muslims which are major issues in Islam.

Myself and my Singapore-based Muslim partner both do things differently... and this is the strength. Even the same things we would do differently.

If I'm targeting Muslims my partner can configure or advise on the best way to do that. Another way is if I am teaching principles he can tell a Muslim audience how to apply it and still be Muslims. When we present a course of training we combine my modules and deliver a SET but integrated solution that would not be available to either of us, if we never had that collaboration... like thesis and anti-thesis for synthesis.

 

References:

1. "Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Settings: Problems and Prospects", Kevin Avruch and Peter Black

2. "Language Is More than Just Words", Alix Henley & Judith Schott