I hope you enjoyed the series of posts about one of the approaches to identifying dimensions of cultures, created by Erin Meyer. This post is supposed to provide a brief summary of the dimensions so that you have them in one place as well as encourage you to explore the dimensions in more detail.
Let me tell you a short story about George. George is a business development manager and that role requires him to acquire new customers frequently and persuade people to buy his products or services. He needs to frequently find arguments, prepare presentations, do his research in order to provide the results that his employer expects. […]
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.
Leadership. A key to success in today’s business world. It seems like everyone knows what it means to be a leader, what skills to work on to be a better leader, how to work with people to be perceived as a good leader. But is it really?
Low and high context cultures – what does that mean? How does England compare to Poland? What impacts country’s location on the communication scale?
This post is for you if you would like to learn more about yourself in interaction with people from different cultures, enhance your cross-cultural communication skills and simply enjoy learning about the world!
Stereotypes can be a good thing, can give us knowledge about other cultures and be a good conversation starter. They really don’t necessarily need to be bad.
I have been wondering about how language fluency may impact one’s stay abroad even before I left my home country. Today I want to share some of these thoughts with you and get your opinion as well. Is knowing the local language absolutely necessary when moving abroad?