On March 28th 2017 the WACQC invited everybody to discuss cultural differences and the impact of national cultures on human behavior. Dr. Richard M. Dienesch, professor of managerial studies and organizational leadership at St. Ambrose University, shared some insights into the theory of intercultural communication. He spoke about anecdotal and systematic differences across cultures and presented most commonly used cultural dimensions from Hofstede, such as individualism vs. collectivism, masculinity vs. femininity, power distance etc. Prof. Dienesch engaged the audience by telling the story of his German background and sharing his observations about the challenges of working with and managing people around the globe. He also encouraged people to ask questions and provide examples from their experiences. We thank everybody who joined us for this interesting and interactive conversation and wish everyone good luck and success in intercultural communication!
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education and international understanding within the Quad Cities and beyond.