Halloween × company culture


Claudia Danne. Image: reveal

NS Halloween It can be more than a day of corporate fun, it’s a good organizational subject to work with “corporate culture”. The date that is celebrated in some countries around the world, such as Ireland, England, USA, China, Mexico, etc., arrived in Brazil a few decades ago, and although it is a little out of context, it is trying to catch up. There are doubts about relevance here in the country, after all, we have many characters from Brazilian folklore that many do not know and do not appreciate, however, I think that we do not need to be exclusive, but rather to understand and give space to different cultures and experiences. Let’s keep in mind that there is room to appreciate our folk beliefs and folklore, as well as foreigners. Here, inclusion and diversity can indeed be big and important analogies.

According to historians, the Halloween It has roots in the UK, derived from ‘All Hallows ‘Eve’ – ‘Hallow’ is a term for ‘saint’ and ‘eve’ – ‘eve’. Thus, the night before Halloween, it is celebrated on the 1st of November. In many countries, the approach varies, both in terms of form and intent. For some, it’s a date to shed light on the path of the dead, for others, trick-or-treat, “trick-or-treat”, the popular English-speaking children’s question.

In light of this topic, which has become the pinnacle of celebration in condominiums, schools, and businesses, I can list some relevant connections to be made in the corporate realm:

Flexibility of the mental modelPractice that there are differences to reach the same result or vice versa, understanding that what seems obvious carries many differences. Eastern and Western can perform mathematical calculations in different ways to arrive at the same result. Or even a friendly greeting can be quite appropriate and have different forms of expression.

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Diverse cultureThe more you know the customs, habits, and values ​​of other nations, the more inclusive and sympathetic you become. This opens doors for teamwork, achieving greater and better results through the combination of different mindsets.

Knowledge gathering: With multiple data coming from repertoire outside of you, it is possible to turn information into knowledge.

respect: Do not be arrogant with an air of supremacy over tradition, legacy, etc. Even if it doesn’t suit you, respect the story.

purpose: If you’re in a period where you feel like “witches are on the loose”, you have to literally rebalance to understand what you’re doing. Rescue and give more value to the satisfaction of what you do rather than the problems inherent in your activity.

Celebration is important, but remember to be content. We live in a world where superficiality sometimes exists. How about changing this with simple behaviors? We go beyond “trick or treat”!

* Claudia Danine Marchi is an organizational psychologist, businesswoman, partner and owner of Degoothi ​​Consulting.

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