HI6005 Blog Writing
Order Code: IAH20
Question Task Id: 0
Activity 1: Corporate culture and strategy
Culture clash: When corporate culture fights strategy, it can cost you
Questions to consider: 1. Can you think of any examples where you experienced various culture types (Market, Clan, Adhocracy and Hierarchy culture) as a consumer to, or employee of, an organisation? 2. If so, what is your evaluation of the aligment between its corporate culture and strategy?
Activity 2: Definition of culture
URL: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/what-is- organizational-culture/
What is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?
Activity 3: Online tool to explore different countries' 5 dimensions by Hofstede
Questions to consider: 1. How does the Australian culture compare to other world cultures (eg. Your home country or other countries that you have visited)?
2. Do you agree with the survey results for the Australian culture? Why or why not?
Activity 4: "The myth of national culture' - Counter argument to Hofstede's work by Professor Brendan McSweeney at Royal Holloway, University of London
Questions to consider: 1. Do you agree with Professor McSweeney's view on national cultures? Why or why not? After viewing the survey result done by Hofstede on your home country, who do you think offers a more compelling argument on national cultures? Can a single culture be used to determine the actions of entire population?
Activity 5: 'Riding the waves of culture' - Talk given by Fons Trompenaars at TEDxAmsterdam
Questions to consider: 1. Consider your experience with cultural conflict or culture shock. What were the different viewpoints that you had to reconcile? And how did you overcome the differences? 2. What would be the benefits of connecting different viewpoints as Trompenaar suggests?
Activity 6: 'Building a cross-cultural web design for a wider audience' (Christian Amo in Design on 22nd Jun 2010) URL: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2010/06/22/building-a-cross-cultural-web-design-for-a-wider-audience/
Questions to consider: 1. Can the concept of High and Low Context cultures be applied to other areas of business? - marketing and advertising, PR, customer and supplier relationship management, etc.
HI6005 Discussion Board - Week 3 In your blog, you should address the following two sections: 1)Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.
2)Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) c this subject. Visit the following URLs, and use 'Questions to consider to guide your thinking.