hi members,
i am student of hr -MBA and i am doing a small project on trainining i do need ur help."training module on culture sensitivity" in which i need to design the modules or programmes to be conducted for the empolyees.
hope u understood and pls give me some assistance regarding this

From India
Hi Shruthi,
Cultural sensitivity [I presume you refer to geographic culture and not corporate culture] is pretty broad to generalize like that. You can have pointers to some areas, but I think it would be much more useful to address this in terms of two countries.
For eg, consider US workers coming to India or China on a business trip - what issues do they need to be aware of? As it is a small project, you can create a small module that addresses
* language [pronounciation & spelling, how things are spelt and referred to differently in the two countries - freeway vs. highway, zip code vs. pin code etc ],
* office culture [how managers and employees communicate with each other, do they work on weekends?, how they share feedback].
If you pick a couple of such case based scenarios to work on, I think you can do something worthwhile.
Also of relevance is Geert Hofstede's work on culture. His five indices are seminal contributions to this area. You can check some of his work at http://www.geert-hofstede.com/
Hope this helps, I'll try to share what other thoughts I might have.

From United States, La Jolla
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