Cultural Differences Human Relations And Term Paper

Length: 6 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Anthropology Type: Term Paper Paper: #39687813 Related Topics: Human Relations, Cultural Identity, Cross Cultural Psychology, Cross Cultural Management
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Cultural belief can shape and integrate "the expectations that pattern the relationships among a social structures constituent and statuses and roles" (Schooler, 1996:323).

Conclusions

Culture includes the attitudes, values and beliefs an individual or group adopt and consider normal in everyday society. Within and given society, differences in culture exist, and these differences impact human relations. Also within a society of different cultures, assimilation occurs, where ethnic groups adopt what are considered to be aspects of the cultural norm, but also retain aspects of their own culture of origin (Wortham, 2001) a process that creates even more diversity.

Cultural homogeneity on the other hand occurs when complete assimilation occurs, however cultural homogeneity is rarely seen because typically cultural differences lend themselves to diversity, and most people consider

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Every aspect of human relations, including the manner in which people conduct business, interact, communicate and work together is affected by their cultural upbringing and background. Human relations is impacted by cultural differences in a positive way when people work together despite their varying beliefs and attitudes to identify common themes, values, and beliefs that lead to the creation of new cultural norms which are acceptable to society at large.

Ultimately one's culture impacts human relations. Within a certain culture human relations are carried out one way or another. When individuals from different cultures interact, the manner in which they conduct business, communicate or carry out basic human relations tasks changes, as new values, beliefs and attitudes are incorporated into a new cultural reference point for society.

References

Corley, K.B. (2004). "Defined by our strategy or our culture? Hierarchical differences in perceptions of organizational identity and change." Human Relations, 57(9): 1145-1177.

Henderson, G. (1996). Human relations issues in management. Westport: Quorum

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Scarborough, J. (1998). The origins of cultural differences and their impact on management. Westport: Quorum Books.

Scott, R. & Scott, W.A. (1998). Adjustment of adolescents: Cross-cultural similarities and differences. London:…

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References

Corley, K.B. (2004). "Defined by our strategy or our culture? Hierarchical differences in perceptions of organizational identity and change." Human Relations, 57(9): 1145-1177.

Henderson, G. (1996). Human relations issues in management. Westport: Quorum

Books.

Scarborough, J. (1998). The origins of cultural differences and their impact on management. Westport: Quorum Books.


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