Cultural awareness is a competence that is worth having. It opens many doors, enriches your experience and allows you to appreciate things in a better way. And this applies both to individuals and companies. Since cultural awareness deals with tolerance, respect, sensitivity, recognition, protection, existence and acceptance, it is about similarities, differences, expectations, perspectives, opinions, views and traditions. Demonstrating cultural awareness, you are able to identify, analyse, understand and nurture the culture(s) around you. In this submodule you will learn what cultural awareness means, different aspects of culture and about global culture in the context of working with multicultural groups. You will also learn about a useful technique for analysing a culture and allowing you to see the unseen values it has.
Upon completing this sub-module, you should be able to do the following:
- Create a cultural map,
- Understand the basics leading to your cultural awareness,
- Recognize examples of cultural diversity, cultural issues, cultural change, digital culture and mass culture,
- Understand how to accommodate to work in a multicultural group,
- Demonstrate acceptance to different cultures at the workplace.