Theory and Practice: The practical manifestation of Neo-Human Relations Theories in organisations across different cultures.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943) is one of the many Neo-human relations theories developed by social psychologist Abraham Maslow (Health Knowledge, 2006). It portrays the fundamental human needs starting with physiological needs at the base of the pyramid, gradually transitioning into the need for self-actualisation. It can be used as an important tool to analyse organisational …

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Culture and Design: How did Roy Lichtenstein get away with being an “Art Thief”?

Culture is a complex term and its meaning has evolved over the years. In 1605, Sir Francis Bacon wrote “The Culture and Manurance of Minds” , in which he interpreted culture as a a process of human development (Münch and Smelser, 1993). Critic Raymond Williams also suggests that culture can be interpreted as a way …

Research and Philosophy: “What is a Tomato, really?” – Exploring Philosophy through Ontology and Epistemology

(https://in.pinterest.com/pin/309692911857349489/) Ontology is the theory of ‘being’ and Epistemology is the theory of ‘knowledge’ (Marsh and Stoker, 2010). In order to fully understand the meaning of an object it is important to take an ontological and epistemological approach as it structures the arguments based on the perception of the existence of the object while challenging …

Action and Meaning: Examining the Haka tradition of the Maori people of New Zealand using the Circuit of Culture.

For the purpose of this research, I will be using the Circuit of Culture as a tool to analyse the cultural significance of the ancient Maori Haka tradition. PRODUCTION: According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Maori’s compared the movement of air in the hot summer to the sacred dance of Tana-Rore, the son of the Sun …

Agency and Affect: Exploring Migration and Exile.

 (http://blog.britishmuseum.org/alis-boat-a-story-of-migration/) The Asahi Shimbun Display Moving stories: three journeys  at the British Museum showcased the work of contemporary artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji  titled "Ali's boat". This piece of work was specifically moving as it addressed the complex issue of Migration and Exile in Iraq through a simple and innocent image of a boat drawn by the artist's nephew …