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Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia : a cultural competence perspective, Michelle Whittle

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Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia : a cultural competence perspective
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Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia
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a cultural competence perspective
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Michelle Whittle
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eng
Summary
"This study explores the challenges non-Indigenous art centre managers face, from a cultural competence perspective, when they work in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Other cultural challenges were also examined and how these challenges influenced managers’ decision to remain in their job or resign is discussed. Besides contributing to cultural competence research, the research also finds that a multitheoretical perspective is needed to explain the complexities of working in remote Australia. The study is also significant as it will help provide a deeper insight into improving various human resource management (HRM) issues at remote art centres including: high employee turnover, difficulty attracting suitable, qualified staff, inefficient training programs, unmet worker expectations and no career path or career development. To explore these issues, 22 in-depth, semi structured interviews of non-Indigenous managers were conducted. From these interviews several cultural competence challenges were identified including: relationships, status, communication differences and differing views of time. In addition, four other cultural challenges emerged: the intracultural gap in Indigenous communities, the physical urban-remote cultural gap, culture shock and unmet expectations. Furthermore, two non-cultural tangible aspects were identified, monetary challenges and conflict and violence. Lastly, two other important findings also emerged from the interviews including, adaptation to remote communities/job and the reasons why managers stay or leave. The reasons managers resigned from their job were a significant finding and included: being tired or burnt out, feeling that goals had been achieved and/or for personal reasons." -- From abstract
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AIAS
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Whittle, Michelle
Dissertation note
Thesis (Honours) -- Flinders University, Adelaide, 2013
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  • Acker, Tim
  • Jones, Jane
  • Seet, Pi-Shen
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  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Cultural competence
  • Cultural awareness
  • Intercultural communication
  • Personnel management
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Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia : a cultural competence perspective, Michelle Whittle
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http://www.crc-rep.com.au/resource/WhittleM_ManagersNon-IndigenousBackgroundsWorkinginRemoteAustralia.pdf
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Publication
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  • "November 4th 2013 "
  • Title from front cover (viewed 06/11/2015)
  • A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Honours in Business, Human Resource Management faculty of Flinders Business School, Flinders University, Adelaide
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Bibliography: pages 101-107
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online resource
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mixed
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1 online resource (PDF, 123 pages)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Mode of access : World Wide Web and Adobe Reader to view PDF document
Label
Understanding the challenges of managers from non-Indigenous backgrounds working in remote Australia : a cultural competence perspective, Michelle Whittle
Link
http://www.crc-rep.com.au/resource/WhittleM_ManagersNon-IndigenousBackgroundsWorkinginRemoteAustralia.pdf
Publication
Note
  • "November 4th 2013 "
  • Title from front cover (viewed 06/11/2015)
  • A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Honours in Business, Human Resource Management faculty of Flinders Business School, Flinders University, Adelaide
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 101-107
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (PDF, 123 pages)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access : World Wide Web and Adobe Reader to view PDF document

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