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Visit Our Village: A Download from Retreats That Work

Visit Our Village: A Download from Retreats That Work

Sheila Campbell, Merianne Liteman, Steve Sugar

ISBN: 978-0-787-97317-9 April 2004 Pfeiffer




In this activity participants are asked to observe the culture they work in by looking at its rituals and practices through an objective lens. They respond to questions anthropologists might use to study a culture and post their observations on a wall. All participants then review the postings and draw conclusions about their culture. The key to the success of this activity is to have the participants discuss how cultural issues and perceptions affect their behavior at work. Experiential elements include personal reflection, observing and reflecting on other people?s actions, and applying theories to real-life situation.

Group Size: any size

Time Required: 60 to 90 minutes, depending on number of participants and sensitivity of issues

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