9.1. CHANGE AND HOW DIFFERENT CULTURES REACT TO IT

Whether one lives in Nepal, Peru, New Zealand, or Turkey, change is a fact of life. The speed of change and people's openness or resistance to it may vary considerably depending on cultural attitudes toward change. Regardless of the attitudes shaped by where one is reared or resides, there are a number of realities about the process of change that need to be acknowledged before they can be applied to moving global organizations forward.

9.1.1. 1. Change Is the Most Basic Dynamic of Life

Change is a neutral phenomenon that is given meaning by human beings as we experience the process. The most fundamental and universal demonstration of change is the cycle of life and death, both for humans and ...

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