What if working with other cultures was easier than you think?
Let me guess: You’ve just been offered a position working with colleagues from other countries. You’re excited about this opportunity and think this will be a great experience, but you’re also feeling disheartened from reading many “do and don’t” lists which weren’t helpful in understanding.
Despite all your preparation, you haven’t been able to find the answer to your most pressing question:
What is the other culture really about and how do you work with them?
Maybe you’re frustrated not knowing how to handle socialising? Who needs conversation to build relationships and who just needs to get to work?
Maybe you don’t understand how people can have such different concepts of time?
Or maybe you feel stressed not knowing how decisions are handled? With some cultures it seems to be the boss and with others it seems to be the whole team.