This exercise is worth thirty (30) points. There are two (2) parts to it and remem- ber to answer accurately both parts for full credit. There is also an optional 4 point BONUS question.
REMEMBER to submit your effort as a WORD DOC or a PDF file.
FOR BEST RESULTS CREATE YOUR OWN DOCUMENT. REMEMBER TO CREDIT ANY OUTSIDE SOURCE YOU CHOOSE TO USE FOR INFORMATION.
PART I: (18 points)
YOUR TASK: Review the Course Unit I (Part 2) on Culture. Be prepared to un-
derstand the following cultural dimensions: low power distance, high power distance, low uncertainty avoidance, high uncertainty avoidance, achieving, nurturing, individualism, collectivism, low context, high context.
For full credit you will need to identify the cultural background of YOUR FAMILY by choosing two of the cultural dimensions that apply to your family cultural background.
First: BRIEFLY AND ACCURATELY explain each of the TWO cultural dimensions you chose. (10 points)
Then: Explain why you chose each of these two cultural dimensions as it applies to your family’s behavioral patterns, traditions or practices. Remember to sup- port your choice by connecting to course content using course vocabulary.
PART 2 – (12 Points)
Your Task: Read the assigned readings for Perception ( Unit 2 ) then answer both parts.
Part A – (6 points) – Describe briefly perception and the perception process (what it is and what factors may influence perception).
Part B – (6 points) – Define growth mindset and fixed mindset. (3 points)
Then explain how a person’s mindset will affect how s/he views and handles fail- ure. Be sure to also relate the concept of mindset to how you deal with failure. (3 points)
BONUS: 4 POINTS
WHAT IS MY CULTURAL BACKGROUND?
Choose any two (2) the following people and based on their statements list their cultural background (dimension) and explain accurately why you chose that re- spective cultural dimension/background. REMEMBER TO LABEL ACCURATELY YOUR RESPONSE AS PERSON 1, PERSON 2, PERSON 3 OR PERSON 4.
PERSON 1: “I tend to get too wordy and not clearly state my points. People think I beat around the bush.”
PERSON 2: “I always tell my son: when you go out there – you give it your all. If you get a chance to score – take it and do it. Don’t let them fool you – winning is everything.”
PERSON3: “AlthoughweworkinteamsInthiscompany,yougetrewardedac- cording to the amount of work you do in completing the job. So do your best to succeed.”
PERSON4: “Ibelievethattheonlywaytoaddressthesecrazyweathercondi- tions and changing climates is to rely on our existing laws and traditions. Afterall, if it ain’t broke, why fix it.”