Online Profiles

Online profiles have become an inseparable tool ever since the Internet and the rise of mobile phones, especially for young people. People can share their personal life down to what they have eaten or what they have watched. Some people can even make money by posting pictures onto their online profiles such as Instagram. It allows a person or company to post stuff online to attract followers. So online profiles are important marketing tools in the modern world. It is also a good way to keep in touch with old friends and get to know their lives by viewing their online profiles. However, I am not a big fan of online profiles, I update my Instagram only two or three times a year and I blocked all my relatives. It is rude to do so but I am not very comfortable to publish my own privacy to some relatives who are not very familiar. Besides, if I post some picture with drinking and parties my parents are going to be mad. Nevertheless, it is a perfect place to advertise in an organizational environment. For example, if there is an important message that a company needs to inform their workers, it could be down by posting it on Moodle instead of telling individuals.

All in all, I think it is different to manage personal online profiles and public online profiles.

Globalization

Organizations are responsible for creating an environment that supports the religious diversity of their members. As the employee diversity has become a common phenomenon in the recent year, organizations should also keep up with the multi-culture in order to respect them. Personally I do not believe in any religious, however, sometimes I do feel Chinese culture has conflicts with the British culture. For example, I find out that people in the UK send their parents to nursing homes when their parents reach a certain age and it is very common. But Chinese culture is totally opposite, parents should be looked after by their children and whoever sends their parents to a nursing home is disobedience. I was curious about my father’s reaction so I asked him what if I sent him into a nursing home when he was old. Suddenly he was so serious and speaking in a very loud voice: I will never go to a nursing home, how dare you say so. My father though I would have abandoned him when he turns old because unlike the UK, nursing home in China is only for elders with no children to look after them. So I understand the pastor’s daughter due to the culture difference. I think teachers should allow the pastor’s daughter to quit that lecture until the topic finishes. Because asking the tutor to give up the whole topic for one student’s religious is also not realistic. To avoid situations like this, teachers could pick some topic that has nothing to do with religious. For instance, there was a Korean tutor in my university teaching a topic about Occupy Central, the conflict between Hong Kong and mainland China. She shifted all the blame on mainland China but she did not know there were some mainland students in the class as well. Later on, there was a quarrel in the class and those mainland students were quite mad. My tutor was so clever that he did not teach that topic, instead, he gave us a lecture about culture difference. Therefore, quarrel was avoided in the class. Culture conflicts can be prevented in a broader range of non-educational organizations in many ways. Such as getting to know different cultures and religious including setting up a food court for vegetarians and Muslim, or celebrate and bring any culture nuance to the forefront. These ideas could create a comfortable environment that supports the religious diversity of their members.