The term ‘Rapport’ is widely used in different fields and is typically regarded as extremely important for interactional ‘success’. Yet there is little sharing across disciplines and minimal integration. This compilation of quotations presents the range of understandings of rapport that exists in different disciplines, organising them under common themes.
This ‘core concept’ paper is a compilation of quotations from many different authors who have written about culture. It is organised to provide a framework for understanding and exploring the topic from an intercultural perspective. It covers the following aspects: 1. Definitions of culture; 2: Key characteristics of culture (14 of them!); 3: Inadequate conceptions of culture; 4: Levels of analysis and fallacies to avoid; 5: Culture and related terms; 6: Culture and identity.
Diversity workshops are widely used to help foster positive relationships between members of different social groups, yet questions have been raised about their efficacy. A different approach, based on norm theory, was found to be a very successful alternative, according to research by Murrar and colleagues.
Professor Kim Sydow Campbell has conducted a range of research studies over the years on Leader Rapport Management. In her recently published co-authored study, she explores its impact on social loafing in student teams (i.e. not participating actively) and also examines the potential influence of some intermediary factors.
This ‘core concept’ paper is a compilation of quotations from authors who have written on the topic of mindfulness. It is organised to provide an introductory overview to the topic from an intercultural perspective and covers the following aspects: 1. Understanding mindfulness & mindlessness; 2: Psychological perspectives on mindfulness; 3: Mindfulness and intercultural interaction; 4: Developing mindfulness; 5: Shared mindfulness.