From Universalism to Poly-Culturalism

Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Knowledge Center

 

Next Topic

Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management) > Forum > From Universalism to Poly-Culturalism

From Universalism to Poly-Culturalism
Gandhi Heryanto, Management Consultant, Indonesia, Premium Member
There used to be 2 paradigms of organizational culture:
  • The first is UNIVERSALISM, a belief in colorblindness and uniformity in the treatment of all people, by suppressing any individual cultural characteristics.
  • As the world became more globalized, this evolved to a secondly paradigm, MULTICULTURALISM, which sort of acknowledges other cultures, preserves them, and does not demand that people subordinate themselves to one type of code or behaviour. Note that when we say or use the word 'multicultural', what we are effectively doing is segregating the cultures, even the cultures within ourselves. Multicultural implies that cultures are fixed, discrete entities that exist side by side - a kind of zoological approach to culture.
With many companies operating in a more global world than ever before, the idea of encouraging is taking hold. More people want to work abroad and workers are constantly comparing not just companies but countries to see what’ (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

    Log in

 
Polyculturalism
Amarnath Krishnaswamy, Professor, India, Member
(...)
 

 
Instilling Polyculturalism in Organizations
CLAUDIUS RWODZI, HR Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
(...)
 

 
Moving from Organizational Multiculturalism to Polyculturalism
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
(...)
 

 
Mutual Respect
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
(...)
 

 
Multiculturalism to Poly-culturalism
CLAUDIUS RWODZI, HR Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
(...)
 

 
Multi- and Poly-Uniculturalism
Andre-Ambrosio ABRAMCZUK, Teacher, Brazil, Member
(...)
 

 
Behaviour and Culture
bill kinlough, Lecturer, Member
(...)
 

 
Polyculturalism in Sweden
Borje Vickberg, Sweden, Member
(...)
 

 
Diversity in Culturism is Rich
Francis Joseph, United Kingdom, Member
(...)
 

 
Cultural Sensitivity as a Skill
Cruijff, Manager, China, Member
(...)
 

 
Value-based Sensitivity to Cultural Differences
Sonny Vicente, Coach, Philippines, Member
(...)
 

 
From Universalism to Poly-Culturalism
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
(...)
 

 
Forget Poly Culturalism
Gian Singh, Lecturer, Malaysia, Member
(...)
 

 
The Matter is How to Influence Majority
kenji hachiya, Business Consultant, Viet Nam, Member
(...)
 

 
Establishing and Merging New Cultures in South Africa
Pieter Erasmus, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
(...)
 

 
We Need to Embrace Polyculturalism
eddie m, Interim Manager, Kenya, Member
(...)
 

 
Polyculturalism is a Must if we Want to Leverage our Differences
Hardtmann, Entrepreneur, Germany, Member
(...)
 

 
Coexisting Reaching Project Goals
Johannes Vandeweijer, Entrepreneur, Germany, Member
(...)
 

 
From Multiculturalism to Poly-culturalism
Gandhi Heryanto, Management Consultant, Indonesia, Premium Member
(...)
 

 
From Multiculturalism to Poly-culturalism
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
(...)
 

 
Poly Culturism is Just the Outcome!
Ashwini Saxena, Operations Officer, India, Member
(...)
 

 
Beyond Polly and Her Cultures
Brad Altemeyer, Professor, United States, Member
(...)
 

 
Co-existing Reaching Project Goals: Mutual Respect
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
(...)
 

 
Polyculturalism
Borje Vickberg, Sweden, Member
(...)
 

         
Special Interest Group Leader

Interested? Sign up for free.


Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Summary
Forum
Best Practices


Cultural Dimensions (Cross Cultural Management)
Knowledge Center

 

Next Topic



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2019 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.2 - Last updated: 14-12-2019. All names ™ of their owners.