CultuRecode™ CIM Participant Survey – Are you a Collective First or Individual First Mindset person?
In our study on engagement and communication break down between Aboriginal people & Non- Aboriginal people of colonialist heritage. We found most fell into one of two groups;
1) Collective First Instinctive Mindset members ( Most Aboriginal people) think entire group first and then themselves as part of their relationship and responsibilities within their In-group. (Are my group happy, so I can be happy?) (Are my group being looked after, so I can feel confident to have fulfilled my responsibility to my In-group?)
2) Individual First Instinctive Mindset members (Most Non-Aboriginal) think Individual first and then their relationship and responsibilities to their group. (Am I happy, so I can make my group happy?) (Am I being looked after, so I can feel confident to have fulfilled my responsibility to my In-group?)
Both loving groups believing happily that their own Belief System cultures is right (as they should) – most not recognising their unique instinctive inheritance from thousands of years of ancestors and certainly most not realising that there is another Belief System. An Equally strong default system of values that drives the other groups Culturally Bias Unconscious thought as theirs does.
Knowing my own CIM and the CIM of others, I have gained incredible confidence and clarity of my message when I meet or work with anyone. It has released me from uncertainty about what I should be doing and given me the gift of amazing insight into how others are feeling and the way they need me to communicate.
Our team have created a raft of real-life everyday scenarios to ascertain what the communication and process difference is between Collective and Individualistic Mindset populations by utilising people from Indigenous and Colonialist Britain heritage cultures. We observed and took part in multiple scenarios that include meetings, project design work, family events, parenting, small business seminars, information sharing, mentoring, reflection and co-worker communication.
The CultuReCode™ project has identified that according to world researchers up to seventy countries around the world share the very similar CIM as Ancient Indigenous people. These seventy countries include economic powerhouses such as Russia, China, India and most other Asian cultures. This discovery highlights a collaborative tool with immense potential for all Australians to work far more effectively across multicultural societies and understand their own cultural identity far more than previously thought possible.
The five Dimensions of the CultuRecode™ Theory emerged from the analysis of the largest bodies of empirical data in the Social Sciences, gathered in the 20th Century from over 100 countries by Geert Hofstede, Shalom Schwartz and Ronald Inglehart. Additional to the empirical data above is the comparative qualitative research undertaken by the CultuRecode™ team over the last five years that focused on identifying the patterns within cultures relating to the causes of Instinctive engagement difference.
To work globally it is critical we understand and share in the Culture Instinctive Mindset of ourselves and those cultural groups other than our own.
Image – Cultures of the world with similar or same CIM as Collective Mindset in red (Ancient Indigenous) or Individualistic Mindset in blue (Colonialist British heritage) (the ones in pink are too close to call)