Cross Culture

By Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Sharma,
Professor & Assistant Dean, School of International Studies


Political, economic, social, cultural, and technological changes in the new millennium are having a profound influence upon people around the world and how they participate in a closely-knit ‘global village’. The dictates of a globally intertwined environment demand developing human and social capital cross the globe to build mutual trust and cross-cultural communication that, ultimately, may realize a shared dream of peaceful co-existence and reciprocal understanding. Students in their professional capacities wish to recognize global diversity and build multicultural collaborations moving beyond there domestic boundaries.

India is culturally, linguistically, religiously and to a certain extent, ethnically, the most diverse country in the world. But besides all this, the emphasis on this fact still is under great covers of understanding. Breaking the distinguishing boundary and becoming the part of global world is therefore very inevitable today.

As defined "multiculturalism" means policies and practices that recognize and respond to the ethnic diversity of different community and have as their primary objects the creation of conditions under which all groups and members of the community may:

  • live and work together harmoniously
  • fully and effectively participate in, and employ their skills and talents for the benefit of, the economic, social and cultural life of the community
  • maintain and give expression to their distinctive cultural heritages.

Multiculturalism is one of the fundamental dimensions of global firms. It means that people from many cultures and frequently many countries, interact regularly. Domestic firms can be multi-cultural, if their employees or clients come from more than one culture.

It adds to the complexity of global firms by increasing number of perspectives, approaches and business methods represented within the organization.