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Intercultural Competence in Work: A Case Study in Eastern Finnish Enterprises
Pirkko Pitk?nen
Managing Global Transitions , 2007,
Abstract: This paper presents the research results of a study that focused on intercultural interaction issues in private sector workplaces in Eastern Finland. The results show that the current challenges caused by the globalisation pressures in the realm of economics behoves work communities to review their personnel training and management practices: the work communities as a whole should be helped to deal with increasing cultural diversity. Although the number of workers with foreign backgrounds has increased in Eastern Finland, so far, there have been only a few attempts to restructure the working practices in an effort to take into account the demands of increasingly diverse working contexts. In all participating companies the mainstream people were the norm. It was common that Finnish language proficiency was seen as a necessary but not yet sufficient qualification for work. In addition, knowledge of the practices of Finnish working life, as well as training and working experience acquired in Finland were desired.
Intercultural Competence in the Context of Youth Non-Governmental Organisations’ International Activities Kultūrin kompetencija jaunimo nevyriausybini organizacij tarptautin s veiklos kontekste  [cached]
Alvyd? Palaimait?,Asta Radzevi?ien?
Science – Future of Lithuania , 2009, DOI: 10.3846/151
Abstract: Increasingly growing necessity for international cooperation of Lithuanian youth non-governmental organization is analyzed in the article. The appropriateness of intercultural competence development for enhancing international activities of Youth non-governmental organization is examined. The results of empirical survey, which confirm the hypothesis that the lack of intercultural competence is the main barrier for international cooperation activities of youth non-governmental organizations, are presented. According to the theory and survey results, authors suggest the list of the main intercultural competences, which could become a core of human resource development in order to enhance international activities of non-governmental youth organizations. Article in Lithuanian Straipsnyje nagrin jamos kultūrin s kompetencijos ugdymo teorijos taikymo galimyb s jaunimo organizacij tarptautiniam bendradarbiavimui tobulinti. Pateikiamas jaunimo nevyriausybini organizacij personalo kompetencij ugdymo poreiki ir galimybi tyrimas. Remiantis teorijos analize ir empirinio tyrimo rezultatais, sudarytas pagrindini kompetencijos element , reikaling siekiant pl toti jaunimo organizacij tarptautin veikl , s ra as. Straipsnis lietuvi kalba
Students’ Mindsets for Learning and Their Neural Underpinnings  [PDF]
Kirsi Tirri, Teija Kujala
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2016.79125
Abstract: It has been shown that individuals with a growth mindset for learning see mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve, whereas for fixed-minded individuals mistakes indicate lack of ability. Earlier empirical research on mindsets includes both quantitative surveys and qualitative approaches with observations and stimulated recall method. During performance monitoring it is possible to probe event-related brain potentials (ERPs), enabling the investigation of the neural basis of students’ different reactions to mistakes. ERP studies have shown that growth mindset is associated with an enhancement of the error positivity (Pe), an ERP reflecting awareness of and attention allocation to mistakes. More growth-minded individuals also show superior accuracy after mistakes compared to those endorsing more of a fixed mindset. Most importantly, Pe amplitude mediates the relationship between mindset and post-error accuracy. These results suggest that neural activity indexing online awareness of and attention to mistakes is intimately involved in growth-minded individuals’ ability to rebound from mistakes. In this article we review and connect educational, psychological and neuroscientific points of view to investigate the role of mindsets related to learning.
Intercultural Competence in Intercultural Business Communication  [PDF]
Min Zheng
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.33029
Abstract: With the development of the integration of the world and the language and culture, the cultivation of intercultural communicative competence has become the ultimate goal of the foreign language teaching. This paper begins by analyzing personal understandings of successful Intercultural Business Communication skills and importance of learning Intercultural Business Communication skills, followed by four stages in experiencing a new culture skills, and at last it brings forward four action plans to improve the skills.
Intercultural Mediation  [PDF]
Dragos Marian Radulescu,Denisa Mitrut
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The Intercultural Mediator facilitates exchanges between people of different socio-cultural backgrounds and acts as a bridge between immigrants and national and local associations, health organizations, services and offices in order to foster integration of every single individual. As the use mediation increases, mediators are more likely to be involved in cross-cultural mediation, but only the best mediators have the opportunity to mediate cross border business disputes or international politics conflicts. This article attempts to provide a new perspective about the intercultural mediation.
Somewhere between Tech and Sociodeterminism: Problem-solution mindsets and the hypothesis of interests and elites in public IT-policy
Nj?lsson,Gunnar K.;
Cuadernos de Administración , 2005,
Abstract: the article attempts to identify the spectrum of major theoretical schools of thought relating to the nature of technological development. these, it is argued, range from the tech-deterministic at the one end to the sociodeterminisic school of thought at the opposite end of the spectrum. the purpose of this article is also to present the hypothesis that interest and elites are involved in the formulation of public it-policy. such elites, it is argued, are in turn guided by their occupationally-related problem-solution mindsets, in addition to their interests. the article concludes with a concrete example of the hypothesis and structure of an it-policy study based upon one of these schools and upon the author's theory of problem-solution mindsets.
Python in Large Organisations  [cached]
The Python Papers Monograph , 2009,
Abstract: Python provides some flexible and powerful tools at low cost, and encourages clean and maintainable design. This can be a compelling value proposition and is recognised by many organisations. But on the other hand, Python's penetration of the enterprise space is not always high. This document outlines the experience of the NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) web team, deploying, running and supporting Python-based systems. NHS CFH is one part of the UK National Health Service. Collectively, the NHS is one of the largest organisations in the world.
The architecture of information in organisations  [cached]
Tiko Iyamu
South African Journal of Information Management , 2011, DOI: 10.4102/sajim.v13i1.419
Abstract: Over the last two decades competition amongst organisations including financial institutions has increased tremendously. The value of information is critical to competition in different organisations. In addition, the management of cost of delivery and cohesiveness of information flow and use in the organisations continue a challenge to information technology (IT). In an attempt to address these challenges, many organisations sought various solutions, including enterprise information architecture (EIA). The EIA is intended to address the needs of the organisation for competitive advantage. This research article focused on the role of principles in the development and implementation of EIA. The article aimed to investigate how EIA could be best leveraged, exploited, or otherwise used to provide business value. The research brings about a fresh perspective and new methodological principles required in architecting the enterprise information. How to cite this article: Iyamu, T., 2011, ‘The architecture of information in organisations’, SA Journal of Information Management 13(1), Art. #419, 9 pages. doi:10.4102/sajim.v13i1.419
Unindended dialogues – religious mission and intercultural symmetry
Joachim Renn
Journal für Psychologie , 2009,
Abstract: The essay describes as a central problem of intercultural dialogue the paradoxical structure of communicating the incommunicable. Religious certainty, taken as a significant example, necessarily is either misrepresented or seriously transformed by discursive dialogues between explicitly articulated religious beliefs, as the core of religious or cultural identity lies on the level of implicit knowledge. The discursive optionalization of religious belief corrupts the constitutive status of implicit religious certainty. In the second part this sceptical account is confronted with the historical factuality of intercultural and religious exchange. Structural conditions are identified which help to overcome the mentioned paradox of communication. Importantly, these conditions are based on the differentiation of forms of religious knowledge andbelief, which again is connected with the difference between membership (in organisations) and participation (in life forms).
Communication in third sector organisations
Patricia Durán-Bravo, M.A.,María Belén Fernández-Fuentes, Ph.D.
Revista Latina de Comunicación Social , 2010,
Abstract: Third sector organisations favour the social development due to their capacity to produce human and social capital in society (Putman, 2001). In order to achieve social welfare third sector organisations need to produce a positive change in the relations among individuals, groups and institutions in a society. The expectations about the third sector organisations’ transparency and capacity to tackle social problems are increasing worldwide. In Mexico, this problematic is more complex because there is a low level of professionalism, transparency, accountability and participation culture in the organized civil society (ITAM, 2010). The development of the organized civil society in Mexico will depend to a great extent on its capacity to communicate its values to society and achieve a cultural and social change. Therefore, the third sector organisations must adopt strategic initiatives to reinforce their credibility and reputation, because the public and private donors are increasingly more demanding in their criteria to grant resources to social projects; and because the Mexican society has a low participation level and faces increasingly more complex social problems.
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