This afternoon, I am starting a new book circle using the book The Culture Map by Erin Meyer where we'll dive deep into the ideas, have generative conversations, and hopefully transform how the participants relate to one another across cultures.
"The Culture Map" is based on 8 main facets of culture.
Before we even start the book, the participants in the circle have been asked to do a self-assessment to determine where they believe they fall on the range Erin Meyer presents.
If we look just at the first element of Communication, how do you define "good communication"?
If you are from a low-context culture, it's clear, precise, laid out, and fairly explicit. You can take things at face value.
If you are from a high-context culture, it's more nuanced and not as direct. It might be more implicit and you are invited to "read the air" as is stated in the book.
Would you consider yourself to be a low-context communicator, or a high-context communicator?
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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