Defining and understanding the elements of a group culture is essential to
forging a professional identity either online or in person. These elements are
important because they reflect how professionals interact, whether online or in
An industrial or work place culture consists of different occupations, roles and
statuses. A hospital is an excellent example of a number of people working in
close proximity representing different occupational groups. Patients, nurses,
health care specialists, surgeons, administrators, security, and support staff
groups all function together but may be identified by their equipment, behaviors
and language, and the tools and training used to get their work completed.
In this Assignment you will write a descriptive report about the culture of a
group of people, a company, or an organization based on background research and
an interview of a professional person who is part of that culture.
Search using individual internet research and write a report that investigates a
cultural group in your desired field. Describe what the group is like in your
Select and interview a professional person in your field of interest. Ask
questions about this person’s group that will allow you to gain insights into
aspects of the culture that he/she is a member of. Integrate the insights gained
from the interview responses and your impressions into your written report.
- Cover page that includes your name, course and section number, date, and the
- Five pages clearly typewritten in college-level American English text (3
pages background text, 2 pages describing what you learned from the
- One reference page listing sources you discovered in your background
research and used to support your descriptive writing in Part 1 (use APA
- Attach your interview questions and notes as an appendix.
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