Understanding the values that underpin all of Culture Bump's training activities as well as the thought process that guides the choice of pictures and other prompts will ensure the integrity of the Culture Bump Approach.
The Culture Bump Approach leads to a new understanding of culture and differences so that anyone can connect with anyone else anywhere anytime.
Culture Bump Values
There are three kinds of values that are important to remember when creating or evaluating Culture Bump activities:
The primary Core Values require that any Culture Bump activity be:
Inclusive (of self and others)
Additional core values include:
Differential Values underpin Culture Bump activities as they:
Provide practical skills versus Teaching knowledge
Support Community Building versus Building Communities
Are accessible versus Being academic (academic gives validity)
Are authentically polished versus Being robotically polished
Culture Bumps Design Values can be summarized in the following table:
All projects must be mindful of...
Looking at a specific difference
Appropriate use of word "culture bump"
Being applied to anyone, anywhere
Both differences & commonalities
An overt connection
Both subjectivity & objectivity
Both emotions and perceptions
Culture Bump Adaptations
There are two types of adaptations that can be made to foundational Culture Bump training materials:
Chose photos to both evoke and trigger
Evoke something meaningful for one group (or culture) and trigger something different for another group (or culture). *
All stories must demonstrate something
*. In order to do this, it is necessary to understand the various groups you are training as well as their deep, often unconscious responses.
All projects must be