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Collective emotions

The common parlance is convinced that you experience the world in the way, in the mood you’re.  It is also convinced that you look at the world in your very personal way and you react to it the same.

Meanwhile scientific research confirms this. I will pick out two main branches of science to illustrate this. The one is the concept of affect-logic based on the research and thoughts of Luc Ciompi. The other one is the concept of functional identity based on …………………….

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The gap between two cultures is not a gap

In Indonesia I once visited a small island called Sumba. It is famous for its wonderful, powerful, small horses and famous for its tradition of burried people in the middle of the village.

Since years people of Sumba get accustomed to Christian religion. One thing which astonished me all over Indonesia was the fact that often both traditions were accepted at the same time, the Christian and the old Animistic believe-tradition (Marapu). Here an example:

A very old couple decided …………

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Change (3) and  Palaver – Traditional African Decision making

Maybe you have heard about palaver. In Germany we understand palaver as talking this and that, small talk and things like this.

But: palaver in Africa is a very old, important communication model of social and political discussion/discourse. Psychoanalysts and ethnologists did a lot of research on that in the 1920s. Here is a short picture about palaver in those days.

“They sit under a tree and talk until ……………

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Change and decision making: Traditional – modern- or how ???

Last week I listen to some experts at a symposium at Bochum University ( http://dbs-lin.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/osaforum/showthread.php?tid=452 ).  A management expert who had worked for different companies in China and in Germany and who nowadays supports companies as an intercultural consultant focused one special Chinese habits like this: China often keeps up traditional organizations and at the same time, so to say parallel to this, they begin with a new model of organization. He also explained that many of these Chinese projects follow the function of: Does it work out or not? If it works out, the new kind of organization can more easily be taken over and integrated in society or business. Instead of the other.

Many western people or organizations or companies will think differently about ……………..

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