Happy International Day of Happiness!
Happiness is a universal emotion that all people want to feel in their everyday lives. We demonstrate our happiness through smiling, facial expressions and laughter but in many cases, a person’s culture plays an important part on how they freely express their emotions.
In a ‘neutral’ culture emotions are more controlled, feelings are not shown but kept subdued. In contrast, an ‘affective’ culture shows their feelings by laughing, smiling and gesturing spontaneously.
In his book Riding the Waves of Culture, interculturalist Fons Trompennars lists cultures on a spectrum from Neutral to Affective.
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Many companies are understandably nervous about bringing employees together for training at the moment. Our experienced trainers can continue to provide inspiring sessions and webinars live online as an alternative. These include: virtual classrooms for foreign and English language training, international assignee briefings, country-specific cultural briefings and virtual culture coaching. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options on 020 8295 5877.