With one quick e-mail or one quick phone call, you or I can transfer the thought that is in our heads to the other person. Is that a good thing—or a bad thing—or both?
Organizational culture[ edit ] One definition of culture, particularly in relation to the organizational aspect is the utilization of "involvement, consistency, adaptation, and mission. Organizations that utilize the four aforementioned aspects of culture are the ones that are the most successful.
Therefore, cultures that are better able to involve their citizens towards a common goal have a much higher rate of effectiveness Fragmented communication those who do not have a shared goal.
A further definition of culture is, "[s]ocially transmitted behavior patterns that serve to relate human communities to their ecological settings.
Since culture is a form of adaptation to ones environment, it is mirrored in many aspects of our current and past societies. Cultural sociology[ edit ] Other researchers are currently exploring the idea that there is a connection between cultural sociology and psychology.
Certain individuals are especially concerned with the analysis of studies connecting "identity, collective memory, social classification, logics of action, and framing. The view of culture as values that diffuse other aspects of belief, intention, and collective life has succumbed to one of culture as complex rule-like structures that constitute resources that can be put to strategic use.
Also referenced is the importance of symbols and rituals as cognitive building blocks for a psychological concept of shared culture.
Memes and cultural transmission[ edit ] Richard Dawkins argues for the existence of a "unit of cultural transmission" called a meme. This concept of memes has become much more accepted as Fragmented communication extensive research has been done into cultural behaviors. Much as one can inherit genes from each parent, it is suggested that individuals acquire memes through imitating what they observe around them.
He claims that everything that constitutes humanity, such as language and music is a result of memes and the unflinching hold they have on our thought processes. The validity of the concept of evolutionary culture has been increasing recently due to the re-evaluation of the term by anthropologists.
Culture in animals[ edit ] According to the Webster's dictionary definition of culture, learning and transmission are the two main components of culture, specifically referencing tool making and the ability to acquire behaviors that will enhance one's quality of life.
One of the first signs of culture in early humans was the utilization of tools. Chimpanzees have been observed using tools such as rocks and sticks to obtain better access to food. Some examples of these activities that have been shown by varied animals are opening oysters, swimming, washing of food, and unsealing tin lids.
It especially reinforces the natural selection component, seeing as these actions employed by animals are all mechanisms for making their lives easier, and therefore longer.
History of animal culture theory[ edit ] Though the idea of 'culture' in animals has only been around for just over half of a century, scientists have been noting social behaviors of animals for centuries.
Aristotle was the first to provide evidence of social learning in the songs of birds. Darwin was also the first to suggest what became known as social learning in attempting to explain the transmission of an adaptive pattern of behavior through a population of honey bees.
In non-primate animals, research tends to be limited, and therefore evidence for culture strongly lacking. However, the subject has become more popular recently, and has prompted the initiation of more research into the area.
Cultural transmission in animals[ edit ] Main article: Cultural transmission in animals Culturewhen defined as the transmission of behaviors from one generation to the next, can be transmitted among animals through various methods.
Imitation has been found to be one of the most prevalent modes of cultural transmission in non-human animals, while teaching and language are much less widespread, with the possible exceptions of primates and cetaceans. Recent research has suggested that teaching, as opposed to imitation, may be a characteristic of certain animals who have more advanced cultural capacities, though this is debatable.
Genetic transmission, like cultural transmission, is a means of passing behavioral traits from one individual to another. The main difference is that genetic transmission is the transfer of behavioral traits from one individual to another through genes which are transferred to an organism from its parents during the fertilization of the egg.
As can be seen, genetic transmission can only occur once during the lifetime of an organism. In cultural transmission, behavioral information is passed through means of verbal, visual, or written methods of teaching.
Therefore, in cultural transmission, new behaviors can be learned by many organisms in a matter of days and hours rather than the many years of reproduction it would take for a behavior to spread among organisms in genetic transmission.
Teaching[ edit ] Until recently, teaching  was a skill that was thought to be uniquely human. Teaching is not merely limited to mammals either. Many insects, for example have been observed demonstrating various forms of teaching in order to obtain food.
Ants, for example, will guide each other to food sources through a process called " tandem running ," in which an ant will guide a companion ant to a source of food. Killer whales are known to "intentionally beach" themselves in order to catch and eat pinnipeds who are breeding on the shore.
Imitation forms the basis of culture, but does not on its own imply culture.Collaboration vs. Communication. Communication and collaboration are so intertwined in day-to-day business activities that it’s often hard to determine which comes first, or moreover, how to draw a distinction between the two.
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