Corporate Culture, bilingualism, business and the environment
Absolutely bilingual: We revisit the issue of bilingualism with comments from one of our listeners about her experiences.
Absolutely corporate: TrineMaria Kristensen of Social Square explains how companies define their culture around the stories they agree on and whether screaming with laughter in the A P Møller Mærsk offices is acceptable or not.
Absolutely Environmental: Peter Malbek of SCA Packaging explains why responsibility for the environment is built into the culture of SCA and also comes with news of this year’s trendy Christmas present; a bag of hot air.
Absolutely educational: We are very keen to hear about how listeners use our podcast in their teaching. The Leonardo Lancelot project plans to use one of our shows in their pilot course for training online teachers.
The next show will come from Germany on February 23 so … stay tuned!
The Host of this show is: Anne Fox
4 thoughts on “absolutely intercultural 24 +++ Corporate culture +++ bilingualism +++ business and the environment +++”
Thank you for a brilliant show. Keep up the good work, Anne Fox.
Many thanks for your kind words!
Thanks for the encouragement. Your comments remind me that this is a topic which we intend to revisit. If you have any experiences which you would like to share with us on this issue then maybe we can get in contact to prepare a feature for a future show.
My background and experience in operational research and organisational change (in particular in Education), mean I am not an expert on the psychology of corporate culture. However, I have been intrigued how organisations despite staff turnover (at all levels) still maintain the same sort of culture over considerable time frames… On the other hand, I have on several occasions seen a single strong leader really change corporate culture in a short space of time.
On another note: I would cerainly welcome an exchange on bilingualism, as well as intercultural understanding and intercultural communication (in particular within the corporate / business environment).