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Soothing Impact of the Lullabies

2017 Winter Issue

Understanding the Impact of Cultural Diversity

Individual and Organizational Best Practices

This exploratory study focused on the effects on perceived cultural differences at individual and at organizational levels. Surveys sent out to 68 individuals with the varying National/ethnic background of 10 different countries around the globe. Ethnic diversity of survey audience included countries such as Denmark, Turkey, China, Guatemala, India, Iran, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, Caribbean Islands and Ukraine. Responses received from 25 individuals out of 68.

Results suggested that there were not much difference as an experience between the levels of diversity encounter such as National or ethnic, Organizational or corporate, or Functions within an organization; gender differences or even dietary choices. Furthermore it became apparent that the observed differences are resulting losses when taken as a threat and valuable tool that enhancing creativity. And going through a diversity experience is an enhancing and transformational experience.

This research is highlighting the themes that contribute to negative perception and best practices that help overcome the negative perception. These themes can be utilized as training and coaching tools for the individuals and organizations as they face cultural diversity. This report also includes coaching methods and tools to turn cultural differences into a helpful and creative tool.

Full report can be downloaded here

Published January 28, 2013

UTD Coaching Journal

  • Journey to the right side
  • Will you move forward

Graduate Papers Library

Hyperlordosis of the Verdabrea

Anatomical Overview Hyperlordosis The normal spine has natural curves, namely, a thoracic kyphosis, a lumbar lordosis, and a cervical lordosis. Exaggeration of these normal alignments may result in hyperkyphosis (lameback) of the thoracic spine or hyperlordosis (swayback) of the lumbar spine. Spasm of the lumbar paraspinal muscles results in flattening of the usual lumbar lordosis. Inspection may reveal lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis) or an asymmetry in the paraspinal muscles, suggesting muscle spasm. Taut paraspinal muscles limit motion of the lumbar spine. Back pain of bony spine origin is often reproduced by palpation or percussion over the spinous process of the affected vertebrae.

Full report can be downloaded here

Published February 2008