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DEFINING ICC :silhouettes:
D A N I S H - C U L T U R E
The word 'hygge'
Music festivals -> very common in Belgium as well
Humour is another essential element. To many Danes, humour and irony are closely linked -> Humor as a part of Belgian culture as well
Welfare state -> Belgium has a very extensive social security system
So... What is ICC?
It also necessary to be able to show:
To secure success in ICC one should develop the following competences:
• Knowledge and language proficiency
It requires certain attitudes - including curiosity and openness as well as readiness to see other cultures and the speaker's own without being judgmental
Intercultural competence is to a large extent the ability to cope with one's own cultural background in interaction with others
C R O S S - C U L T U R A L - C O M P E T E N C E
Although some aspects of cognition, behavior or affect may be particularly relevant in a specific country or region, evidence suggests that a core set of competencies enables adaptation to any culture (Hammer, 1987).
Refers to the knowledge, skills, and affect/motivation that enable individuals to adapt effectively in cross-cultural environments
C O R P O R A T E - C U L T U R E
Company culture refers to the following keywords that are common in to the people working in the same organization:
• Business customs
• Common values
Company culture means all the ways of thinking, feeling and acting which are common to the members of a same organization
Corporate culture in a pyramidal structure with 3 different levels.
• Rules and processes
– visible part of this iceberg
• Beliefs, norms and values
– background information according to which actions are performed
• Organization starting point
– state of the mind of the person who started the business
In today’s business world, we will all end up working in corporate cultures and therefor it's important to understand corporate culture in order to be able to work in a efficient way
C U L T U R E
Culture can also be suggested as being a mix of 3 elements:
• Behaviour and speech patterns
• Discourse structures and skills
Culture is also believed to be inherited in which we share memories, metaphors, maxims, rituals, traditions, beliefs and myths.
Can be looked at as the ''collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another''
I N T R O D U C T I O N
First of all, culture is defined by different keywords:
The iceberg can show is the difference between the visible and invisible aspects of culture:
In order to define ICC it is necessary to define the following:
• Corporate Culture
• Cross-Cultural Competence
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