A couple of questions from this not-particularly-technically-minded-blogger.
With over 100 posts to my name, I am wondering,
Is there a way to make a blog backup?
How would I go about copywriting the whole thing?
I would also love to hear your personal number one tactic for attracting readers.
Thanks to all!
This morning I googled "blog italy cultural differences" and found a few interesting posts to share:
one from a Finnish girl on Italian physical distancing.
another from a site on leader-values with a description of differences in European cultures according to Geert Hofstede's cross-cultural studies from the late 1960s.
and one last from a software geek about cultural differences in projects in which he quotes the following from a book called Agile Software Development by Alisatir Cockburn to illustrate a point:
"My early experience was with a consulting company in England, where the manager had set the project up single-handedly, developing the scope, objectives, strategy, plan, etc., and then get a team together and present the project to the team.
I tried to do this as a project manager in Italy. At the team briefing the message I got was: "That is your plan; you work to it. If you want us to work together, we plan together." Powerful message.
Then I went to Australia, where the prevailing corporate culture is that the managers make all the mistakesand everybody else just does as they are told.
I set up my first project the Italian way. I called the team together in a room with clean whiteboards, described the scope and objectives, and said, "Now let's work out together how we are going to do this." The response was: "You are the manager. You work it out, and we'll just do whatever you say."
This example made me think back to my experience at a heated school meeting. Everyone had a chance to say their own, although no conclusions were reached -- decisions were made in another context, behind closed doors.