The Scenario: Do you think about the appropriate way to celebrate the success of someone from another culture? Understanding the concepts between collectivism and individualism according to the Cultural Value Dimensions by Psychologist Geert Hofstede may lead you in the right direction, but there are many ways.
What are some of the ways to celebrate the accomplishments of others?
Celebrating others is defined as expressing a sincere praise for the accomplishments or recognitions of others even in the wake of your own defeat or lack of personal recognition.
Here are some suggested ways to celebrate others:
- Demonstrate your inspiration and motivation by presenting a token of respect for their achievements
- Be engaged and supportive by giving focused attention, time, and energy
- Give words of adoration face-to-face or via letter, email, text or voice message
- Show public display of appreciation via a group meeting, forum, or social networking post.
When in doubt, ask how best to show your appreciation for an individual’s efforts.
The Insight: Celebrating the success or accomplishments of others is also a display of humility. Taking the time to understand the best way to communicate your message will ensure that your efforts are successful.
How do you successfully celebrate others?
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