Topic 1: Culture and Critical Thinking
How can an understanding of beliefs and customs that reflect cultural expressions help you in the workplace? Consider a career you are pursuing or a position that you have held in the past. (I CURRENTLY WORK AS A MANAGER OF A FULL SERVICE CIGAR LOUNGE THAT INCLUDES RESTAURANT AND BAR AND PLAN ON OPENING UP MY OWN LOUNGE) What is a specific task required of that job? (MANAGING A STAFF OF 50 EMPLOYEES FROM ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS AND SERVICING CUSTOMERS FROM ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS) Explain how an understanding of culture could help you to manage the challenges and opportunities of that task.
Next, discuss how an understanding of culture can make you a stronger critical thinker. When might this be useful for managing a task you have in your daily life?