Cultural differences are …complicated

Cross-cultural issues are very complex.  And these differences are more complicated than what country you are from.

In this age of global mobility, stereotypes are still commonly applied — whether it is with good intentions to understand unfamiliar cultures or figure out how to interact with others.  Although reading through cultural guidebooks is a place to start, we still have to be more mindful of contextual nuances and individual differences as well.

In this short cross-cultural management article in the Harvard Business Review, the author poses three general questions to help prepare for doing business with a new global markets.  Another wonderful resource are expatriates who have experienced those cultures first hand.

  1. What do you know about the region?
  2. What do you know about the company or industry?
  3. What do you know about the people?

Cultural differences are more complicated than what country you are from

By | 2018-06-04T12:10:20+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Global Mobility, Human Resources, International Business|Comments Off on Cultural differences are …complicated

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