IntelliCulture, designed by culture and emotion experts Drs. David Matsumoto and Hyisung Hwang is one of the leading cross- cultural adaptation tools on the market.
This interactive online tool is perfect for ANYONE who interacts with people from different cultures.
How can we learn to compete and win on the world stage of business in this competitive job market?
B2B reports on emotion in the work place and how phrases such as, “Nothing personal It’s just business” and Peter Drucker’s infamous phrase, “Culture eats strategy for lunch” are good points but only have value when placed in the proper context.
Culture has become a huge part of business interactions more so than it was 30 years ago. Culture can drive engagement and the key factor in the relationship between culture and engagement is Emotion.
Learning how to harness Healthy Emotion is the key to balancing different cultures and improving engagement.
Below are a few tips from B2B on making emotion work for you:
1. Determine Important Emotions – Ones that will help serve organizational goals best.
2. Align Emotions with Values.
3. Set Targets.
4. A Process not a One Time Event.
It is often the emotional connection to contributing to something bigger than one’s self that calls forth that discretionary effort which cannot be demanded by a job description as well as the emotional connection of those leading you putting effort into your own professional development that makes people find solutions that current processes tend to hide from view.
Do you have any tips on Regulating Emotions or Creating Emotionally Healthy & Productive work environments ?
Some animals express emotions much as humans do and man’s best friend in particular is no exception. Yahoo News reported on a heart breaking video that shows a dog mourning the loss of his friend.
The dog, Bella, was inseparable (say owners) from her best-friend Beavis the beaver. As Bella seems to realize that her friend is not coming to life, she whimpers, nuzzles, and licks her friend as if trying to say goodbye. According to her owner Bella stayed by the side of her pal for several hours.
This video has gone viral on YouTube as well.
Do you Love your new iPhone 5 or Windows phone ? Can’t possible think how they will improve on the touch screen? Well CNet has the breaking news.
It’s not Apple or Microsoft that has developed this new touch screen technology that can transform images and texts into touchable patterns that can be “read” by people who are visually impaired or blind. Interaction designer Sumit Dagar, is credited with the first Braille enabled smartphone.
Dagar, an India-based designer, has been collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad to develop a prototype. If all goes well, the phone could hit the market by the end of this year.
Below is the first unveiling of this project at Dagar’s TED Talk back in 2011.
The smartphone employs a haptic touch screen that elevates and depresses the content it receives, thereby transforming the data into touchable patterns. This new technology allows the users to interpret facial expressions, maps, and graphics.
Is this something you didn’t expect ?
Have experience being visually impaired, what do you think ?
NPR’s ScienceFriday has just released their interview with Dr. David Matsumoto, Humintell’s Director, San Francisco State University psychology professor and microexpressions expert.
Dr. Matsumoto has been doing extensive research in the fields of Evaluating Truthfulness, Detecting Deception, Microexpressions (fleeting flashes of emotion that appear when someone is trying to conceal information) and Culture for many years.
He has worked with various government agencies and has contirbuted to numeous publications including the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin “Evaluating Truthfulness & Detecting Deception” and has been featured in various articles such as the New York Times’, Proud is Proud, Sighted or not, Reserachers Find.
During this interview Dr. Matsumoto points out that microexpressions are subtle cues that may reveal how an interview subject is feeling, which can aid officials in honing their line of questioning.
To LISTEN to the entire interview click here
What do you think of Dr. Matsumoto’s Interview?
The French Tribune.com reports on information from behavioral psychologists that says anger is simply a normal human feeling and can be very useful.
The article notes that there are two types of anger: constructive and de-constructive. Constructive anger, just like the name notes, can be beneficial and keep us out of harm’s way. However, de-constructive anger is usually misplaced and can cause damage to us and others.
According to behavioral psychologist Tafrate, getting angry often is deconstructive and harmful. It can lead to damaged relationships, poor work performance and bad parenting.
There is also added health risks to deconstructive anger such as high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. However, anger can also be a motivator an attribute usually associated with a positive emotion.
Emotions, including anger, are immediate, automatic, unconscious reactions to things that happen around us. Many of us would probably agree that it’s not bad to feel anger towards someone who tries to steal your purse or harm you or your family. It all depends on the context in which the emotion occurs.
So, next time your feeling your temperature rise, take a deep breath and use it to your advantage in a constructive way.