Happy International Day of Happiness!
Happiness is a universal emotion that all people want to feel in their everyday lives. We demonstrate our happiness through smiling, facial expressions and laughter but in many cases, a person’s culture plays an important part on how they freely express their emotions.
In a ‘neutral’ culture emotions are more controlled, feelings are not shown but kept subdued. In contrast, an ‘affective’ culture shows their feelings by laughing, smiling and gesturing spontaneously.
In his book Riding the Waves of Culture, interculturalist Fons Trompennars lists cultures on a spectrum from Neutral to Affective.
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Working Across Cultures
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Taiwanese Cultural Training
During the Corona virus disruption, we have expanded our online offering so that your employees can continue to learn while working from home. Our experienced trainers can provide inspiring sessions and webinars live online. These include and are not limited to: virtual classrooms for foreign and English language training, international assignee briefings, country-specific cultural briefings, unconscious bias and virtual culture coaching. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options on 020 8295 5877.