In the modern world, we
interact with different people due to globalization, urbanization, and
industrialization. In the process of interaction, we come across cultures that
are not similar to our own, and it is important not to be biased and make our
cultures superior to others. Therefore, cultural relativism is based on the
perspective that one has on other cultures, and how their own cultural
upbringing influences it.
Cultural relativism plays a
major role in my daily life since I live in a culturally diversified society. I
am always in contact with people from different cultures including by
schoolmates and friends. Consequently, it is critical to accept that my
perspectives about others should not misguide me into being biased and treating
other cultures in a manner that might lead to discrimination and stereotyping.
If I have to base a specific action on my culture, it does not mean that the
action is right or wrong in regards to another culture. Therefore, for me to
have an unbiased mind, I have to identify the biases that might accrue from my
cultural perspective and help me to interact freely with other individuals in
this multicultural society.
Accordingly, it will be a
boom for me in my career as I will be working with people that have different
cultural attributes. For absolute cultural relativism, it will help me
understand the culture of the workplace when it comes to treating various
persons there. For instance, it will be essential to know why the company does
not allow any questioning when it comes to the decision-making process.
Further, critical cultural relativism will help me understand why the
organization follows a particular production process and the recruitment
process. For example, it will be important to know why there are more than one
stages of the recruitment process. Or why there is more employment of male
workers than female ones at the workplace. Therefore, when solving any issue
involving the culture of the workplace, I will be able to make a decision based
on what I have learned.
This will be implemented by
first learning the elements in other cultures and what is significant to it.
This will help me recognize the bias that I have and the solution to it.
Second, I will learn the culture of the workplace and understand why certain
things are carried out and help others understand and this will assist me in
suggesting changes or conforming to the norms