How can OD practitioners discover intercultural factors and how do these affect our practice?
Our May 21 meeting, led was lead by Jaime Wurzel of The Intercultural Resource Corporation and Salem State College, was on “Applying Intercultural Concepts to Positive Organizational Change”. Via interactive discussion and a case study, we learned about how hidden cultural factors influence how organizations act and how awareness of these factors is important in promoting organizational change.
For our Question of the Month, we’ve posed the question of we can be aware of such factors and how they impact our work. Perhaps, too, members would like to provide some examples of the impact of intercultural factors in organizations.