Culture encompasses norms, values, believes, behaviours, how we get organised, roles in a group, communication, ways of doing things. When two or more people get together and bind themselves with the same attitudes and beliefs then we talk about culture.  Culture is a group phenomenon rather than an individual happening.

Culture happens in a nation, a business, in a department, sport club, a family, etc. Each group has its own elements that differentiates them from other similar groups.  One individual may be part of different cultural groups: a family, a sport club, a church, fashion, bridge moms, even a trend is a cultural group!

Culture Matters1What are the cultural groups you belong to? What are the elements that differentiates these groups from similar groups?  What are your beliefs and assumptions of these groups?