When talking about cultural differences I like using cultural dimensions as a starter to that conversation. Although there are both pros and cons of using them, and you need to use them wisely, there are many amazing advantages of using cultural dimensions when working across cultures.
Most big companies have a broad understanding of their own culture and shared values. This is an important tool for company’s leadership, a part of the marketing strategy as well as a guideline to solving any internal issues. But in what specific ways can it influence you directly?
Differences and similarities in perception of time are maybe the easiest ones to spot in people’s behaviours and likely attributed to culture. Let’s take a closer look at the Scheduling scale of Meyer’s Culture Map.
As difficult as it is to discuss trust, I’d like to touch upon the Trusting dimension of the Culture Map created by Erin Meyer. As always, I’ll start by briefly explaining what the two dimensions of this scale are and then deep dive into some examples from Meyer’s book as well as my own thoughts […]
As we’re heading towards the end of the week I’ve got another portion of some interesting reads! How to prevent Expat Stress – In the Expat Life category I’ve got a text from Carole, a wonderful and positive creator of Expat Child blog. I encourage you to also read her other articles – she doesn’t […]
I have been travelling quite a lot over the past couple of months. I’ve been mostly to countries where I don’t know the local language at all. Turkey, Austria, Italy, France, UK and my home country Poland. These were not long trips, just work or short holiday, but made me think about the language fluency […]
Decision making process preferences differ not only culture to culture, but also individual to individual. It makes it quite a difficult one to adjust to when moving abroad and requires a lot of patience and understanding.
I’ve got another portion of interesting resources for you. You will find a couple of articles as well as a podcast which I recently very much liked and am listening to non-stop. Enjoy! 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I like starting the day with some coffee and reading, checking the news (and social media… yes, guilty!) or going back to saved bookmarks. Recently I’ve been saving a significant amount of articles that I thought would be good to share with you at some point. I therefore decided […]
Imagine a situation where you are standing in the room full of people during a networking event. You have just moved to this new city and are looking to get some new professional connections, which could possibly result in business collaboration soon. How will you approach the others? How will you start a conversation? How […]