In The News
Cultural Detective occasionally makes the news—sometimes unexpectedly and in unusual places and multiple languages. We invite you to investigate the articles below.
China and the US: The Perils of Perception
Via Mei Magazine, Spring 2007. Written by Dianne Hofner Saphiere and Wei Wei. What do Chinese and Americans' perceptions of one another tell us about ourselves? How can we learn to collaborate across cultures more effectively?
Cultural Detective: Some Clues for Decoding Each Other
Teaching Support Centre, University of Western Ontario, Canada, March 2007. Nadine LeGross, Language and Communication Instructor, discusses how to develop multicultural competence in higher education.
Introduction to Intercultural Viewpoints
Via Mei Magazine, July 2006. Written by Dianne Hofner Saphiere. Chinese friends are disappointed their US friends don't compliment them. A US businesswoman is stunned when she gives an apparently ill-received presentation yet nearly everyone in the audience stays afterward to talk with her. Professionals working in China should understand mianzi, the concept of face.
Cultural Clues: How Good is Your Cultural Intelligence?
Unlimited Magazine, New Zealand, February 2006. Fiona Rotherham deciphers cultural intelligence and Kiwi values.
Tools to develop your employees' intercultural skills
Expatica.com, November 2005. Eleonore Breukel profiles three easily accessible tools to help HR managers, trainers and employees who are working in international environments develop intercultural skills.
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Product Launch
Human Capital Magazine, India, May 2005. Profiles the international collaboration behind a powerful and dynamic new series of intercultural competence tools.