Building Cross-Cultural Awareness: Our Ideas About Rewards and Obligations
Cultural affiliation triggers a very instinctive and visceral response in all of us because it taps into our sense of self-preservation, belonging and identity. We are group animals and therefore respond to our environment based on how our group – family, school, church or nation – taught us to behave. Needless to say, we also form expectations regarding how others should behave. In this series, we will practice cross-cultural awareness by exploring SIX COMMON HUMAN DILEMMAS in the form of polarities. We will observe and reflect on how we experience these polarities, not just cognitively but somatically and emotionally as well. And we will learn how to allow a little more space within us for divergent cultural instincts to co-exist. In this session we will dive into our relationship with the unknown. How do you normally respond to the unfamiliar? Do you value or actively seek the word of experts on any given matter? Are laws and regulations generally a good thing? Should society reward accuracy over originality, or vice-versa?
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Christian Filli specializes in understanding patterns of human motivation, decoding cultural narratives, and examining how these might affect individuals, organizations, and society at large. He is an ICF certified Integral Coach, an Associate Partner with Hofstede Insights, and holds a B.A. in Social Communications. With a 30-year long international career that spans across a vast range of business sectors, and having lived in four countries (Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, United States), Christian applies his diverse background, multifaceted experience and tireless inquiry to broadening his own perspective and guiding others, as we all navigate an increasingly complex global landscape. He recently published his first book, Hidden Delta – The Crucial Role of Symbolic Thought to Advancing Humanity. Learn more at www.scyrocco.com