So, in my last post I said I'd talk about Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions in my FB broadcast yesterday. I didn't. I ended up talking about DiSC, a behavioral profile - similar to Meyers-Brigg's but focused on...well...behavior - something we can change. And. After learning about Hof's Dimensions, I learned there are actually six - some had been added after the interview. So watch the the interview if you'd like to hear him speak (which I recommend), but know that further research has added another two dimensions.
After my initial broadcast last week, I had an indepth discussion with my friend and colleague, Joan Sweeny. After 22 years in the military that included living in Germany and Korea, and deployments to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, she has quite a background in cultural communications. As we talked about "culture" and "communications," Joan sent me this definition:
I dream in color, do you? Last night I dreamed I moved into a new house, full of deep reds, dark wood, and lots of space. I felt so excited about exploring a new place and living there. I love waking up that way.