Whether at work or outside of it we meet people who do disagree a lot, challenge our way of thinking and force us to come up with more and more counterarguments. Why do they do that?
In the previous post I mentioned quite a couple of advantages of using cultural dimensions when dealing with cultural differences and related challenges. This time I would like to list some counterarguments to show a bigger picture of how they can be used.
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, I’d like to specifically list a couple of advantages of using cultural dimensions in their various forms when considering worldwide cultural differences.
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 […]
I can’t stand it anymore! So often here I hear that Polish people keep whinging about everything, they make conversations out of it and so on. But how can we not? The UK weather is really not the best, the flats are so expensive here, tube is so crowded (and always broken! So please spend […]
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 influence of […]
Living away from home might be a difficult experience, especially at the beginning when you don’t quite know anyone, don’t know where everything is, don’t have rituals in place yet and in general you are still the new one. The role of friends and relatives in this transition period is very important.