The Model of Freedom enables professionals to apply worldwide academic research on cultural diversity in a pragmatic way to their organisations and teams. The appreciation of other ways of management will add value to cross-cultural effectiveness.
The MoF contains four dimensions which are based on the family construct, the first team every individual takes part in. Being part of a family, or team, means we have to balance our individual rights with the duties in the community or team. The balance between uniqueness and being part of a group, ones individuality (or personal identity) and role (or social identity), is what Mijnd Huijser refers to as Ďcultural identityí. Depending on oneís culture, we have different preferences for what we feel are Ďnormalí limitations to our freedom of expression.
The figure below gives you an impression of its simplicity on the one hand, and its powerful potential to explain and reconcile cultural differences, on the other hand.
Read more in:
The Cultural Advantage
A New Model for Succeeding with Global Teams
by Mijnd Huijser
We offer online assessment and analysis tools to support our services.
The Corporate Culture Scan assesses the perceived current culture, cultural changes, and ideal culture in the organisation.
The Applied Cultural Intelligence assesses the awareness of cultural influences in an international business environment.
The Personal Cultural Profiler assesses preferred behaviour in an organisational environment. It maps an individualís or groupís cultural orientation.
The Business Case helps finding solutions to real-life business challenges.
For an elaborate overview of all our online tools, please click here.
Are you interested in working with the Model of Freedom? DanaŽ Huijser conducts accreditation programmes for professionals working in an international environment.
Accreditation qualifies for the use the Model of Freedom, its research data and accompanying materials, online tools, and for membership of the Model of Freedom Association (MOFA), a knowledge-sharing network.
Please download the PDF to read more about the next accreditation programme, planned for the fall of 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
For application or more information please contact Danaë Huijser.