Developing Intercultural Relationship ?
Intercultural management: Understanding Cross-cultural Management
By TARRAF KOUJOCK OMRAN
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Quick definition of “ethic” The ethical component of ICC Normative and analytical approach Geesteland’s ethical strategies Is there a meta-ethic? A third culture? Building a third culture Conclusion: dynamic cultural interaction
Definition of Ethics:
The study of morality, good, bad, right, wrong, human conduct and behavior in a moral sense, and moral issues.
What are morals? Define good, right, and wrong ⇒ Goodness – decency, kindness, honesty, integrity… ⇒ Right – correct, true, accurate, ...view middle of the document...
g. ⇒ making a public donation to a worthy cause ⇒ creating jobs locally so that the honour fall on the decision-makers • Such manoeuvres depend on knowledge of how a culture ‘works’ and underlying values
Is there a meta-ethic?
Meta-ethic: “In philosophy, meta-ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, statements, attitudes, and judgments. » When we make ethical judgements, we either use our own cultural standards as a framework of reference or those of the other culture This means, however, that the ethical premises of one culture are necessarily subordinated to those of another: no meta-ethic to embrace both sets of premises
Is there a meta-ethic? (2)
Example of a meta-ethic proposed by Martin, Flores & Nakayama (2001) with three principles: ⇒ The humanness principle: respect for all, empathy and identification with others. ⇒ The dialogic principle: stresses the centrality of human relationships and mutual support we must give ⇒ The principle of speaking ‘with’ and ‘to’ instead of ‘for’ and ‘about’ Key factor: learning to understand oneself and others when engaging...