Monthly Archives: October 2013

CultureNeutral® Key Number 5 – Neutrality

mission What is neutral? It’s a state of your car’s motor system in which the gears are disengaged from the engine,  moving the vehicle neither forward nor backward. It’s the pH level in your shampoo, neither acid nor base.  It’s that green third wire in your electrical system, carrying neither positive nor negative charge. It’s the colors black, white....
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CultureNeutral® Key Number 4 – Organizational Citizen/ship Behavior

missionIn Dennis W. Organ's original 1983 construct, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB), Organ proposed that beneficial individual behaviors within organizations can manifest as what he called a "Good Soldier Syndrome" among employees. [1] Organ thoughtfully asserted, "...OCB is hardly a "neutral" concept...," his recognition that citizen soldiers are anything but neutral in....
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OCB – Cultural Implications of Good Soldiers

. Good Soldier A03B0023Who wouldn't want their employees to be "good soldiers?" Military metaphors abound in business, and for good reason. Soldiers become employees. Businesses get military contracts. Military leaders become business leaders. The transfer of military technologies, thinking and culture to businesses is unavoidable, including the metaphors. "The Good Soldier Syndrome" defined for business organizations by....
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OCB? Okay, But Is It Contagious?

. Queens Guard A03B0021Sounds like you'd need therapy for OCB, at the very least. But it's not a disorder. Studied since the late 1970s, OCB achieved notoriety in 1988 with the release of “Organizational Citizenship Behavior," authored by Dennis Organ. Extending the concept of "citizenship" in organizations rather than in polity or jurisdictions seemed a natural.....
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CultureNeutral® Key Number 3 – Sovereignty

mission The concept of neutrality at operational levels also requires recognition and understanding of sovereignty. Logically, a CultureNeutral® framework would likewise require recognition and understanding of cultural sovereignty. One of the few definitions of cultural sovereignty was phrased, “The right of a culture to assert certain authority over property, rules of....
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Diversiphile and/or Diversiphobe Coaching/Training

CNM - D-D Training Diversiphobe and/or Diversiphile training and coaching facilitates work and professional behaviors and attitudes centered in the achievement of cultural equanimity in challenging intercultural work environments. Diversiphobe and/or Diversiphile coaching/teaching addresses both frames at five key stages:
  1. Subconscious predispositions (blind spots)
  2. Conscious learned/transmitted cultural behaviors (identity)
  3. Short term decisions in non-equilibrium conditions (rationality, sense-making)
  4. Long term behavioral commitments (principles, competence)
  5. Premeditated (rehearsed) responses to cultural....
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Diversiphile and Diversiphobe Frames – What Are They?

Chalk It Up InclusiveWorks "The passage of time brings with it new terms and expanded meanings," said Tama Seavy, a colleague in New York, when she saw the terms "diversiphobe" and "diversiphile."  Those meanings, she intimated, may or may not be immediately apparent as accurate definitions of artifacts, situations or circumstances in a given country....
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