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What I've Learned in Anthropology

For companies that are unsure how an anthropologist can help them achieve their business goals and enrich their teams.
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Shannon Daniels

on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of What I've Learned in Anthropology

Social Skills Understanding How Groups, Communities, and Organizations Work Critical Thought Process Analytical Thinking Finding a career with a B.A. in Anthropology is hard These are all things I've actually heard: Research Data Collection Interdisciplinary Approaches Sociocultural Cultural Cultural awareness by Shannon Daniels What Anthropology Has Taught Me "I don't think we need that stuff here..." "Like... Indiana Jones? We don't dig stuff." "The only bugs we look at is malfunctioning software." "Anthropology? Ooh, that's rough. Sorry, No." Flexibility and Adaptability Attention to Detail Descriptive Writing Making the Implicit Explicit Social Ease in Different Situations Facilitation Between Diverse People Good Listening Skills Communication Recognizing Patterns in Human Behavior Careful Record Keeping Field Work Strong Participant Observation Data Management Biological Anthropology Archaeology Science Linguistics History Geography Global Citizenship Understanding Diverse Groups of People and Cultures Manage, Evaluate, and Interpret Human Behaviors Health and Medicine So I made this chart to show just how valuable an anthropologist can be to virtually any organization. but first... Anthropology? Anthropologists study people, not bugs or dinosaurs. Ultimate Goal: Understand what makes humans human. "Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."
-Alfred Kroeber Studying humans scientifically requires several skill sets. Here's some that anthropology has taught me: Anthropology, B.A.
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