The Culture Bump Approach (CBA) provides a structure for guiding individuals through Milton Bennett’s (1986) Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS). Bennett described six developmental stages for developing cultural sensitivity – Denial, Defense, Minimization, Acceptance, Adaptation, and Integration. He further divides the six stages of development into two groups, ethnocentric and ethnorelative stages. For more [...]
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Culture Bump loves to find those local businesses that represent the core c/b values of connection, kindness, quality and community. The Culture Bump Car (otherwise known as a beige prius) found itself in need of repair.  After visiting several large, big name stores, the prius rolled into a small garage called Community Tire and Brake […]

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  It feels like the world is coming to an end one moment, while in the next moment we overwhelm ourselves with our own humane caring. Midst the downpours of  Harvey, 1,000 people showed up with boats of all kinds to bring anybody out of rising brown waters to safety Midst automatic gunfire peppering down [...]
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        The Culture Bump Approach has been used by individuals for 40 years to deal with interpersonal differences.  However, it is also very helpful to HR departments to evaluate cross-cultural training programs.  Generally, HR has only anecdotal information to determine if an employee's experience is valuable to the organization. The Culture Bump [...]
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The Culture Bump Approach to differences (ethnic, cultural, age, etc) offers a different understanding of the phenomenon of encountering differences.  Hans Goerg Gadamer  seems to be describing a culture bump when he writes the following in Truth and Method (1975) In the field of semantics, in particular, we’re confronted with the problem of the unconscious […]

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Culture Bumps™ in Global Classrooms is a unique app that compares ten common behaviors in university classrooms around the globe. These include day to day situations such as coming to class late, working in groups, using electronics in class and showing respect to the professor.This intercultural listing of both similarities and differences (culture bumps™) between […]

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“Repatriation has been the classic step-child in international HR management,” says Nancy Adler, professor of organizational behavior and cross-cultural management at McGill University, a noted researcher and author of articles and books, including most recently: Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy (Blackwell Publishers, 1994) and Strategic Human Resource Management: A Global Perspective, (published […]

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