52 Activities for Exploring Value Differences by Donna M. Stringer

By Donna M. Stringer

Eventually, a complete handbook of actions dedicated to values exploration. The authors have written and tailored sound, ready-to-use actions for settings the place the exploration of worth adjustments will be helpful: the office, the school room, human assets courses, ESL sessions, company range education and others.

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3. Were there differences between the contrasting statements that generated strong feelings in you or in your partner? 4. What values of yours might have affected your decision making? 5. What did you learn from this activity? 6. How can you apply information from this experience to your personal and/or work life? 40 Chapter 12: Origins of Cultural Contrasts Chapter 12: Origins of Cultural Contrasts 41 Debriefing Conclusions 1. Understanding our own national cultural values can help us identify where our personal values agree with or differ from the national cultural norm.

When individuals from two or more countries work together, they may contribute different culturally based work values. The differences in values can offer additional resources. They may also result in misperceptions and conflict. 3. Understanding the differences in cultural values can help us avoid conflict and enable us to discuss conflicts when they occur. Chapter 20: Work Values Overview Adapted from an activity by Carol Wolf in Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning, edited by H.

A. b. Age is to be respected. Young people understand the future. It is important to discuss conflicts directly, the sooner the better. It is best to deal with conflict in a way that does not cause discomfort or embarrassment. There is so much to be learned from the past. Following tradition gives us stability and a sense of direction. The world is moving at a faster and faster pace. Only those who can be flexible will be the leaders of tomorrow. The true sign of an adult is the ability to stand up for oneself and be truly independent.

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