Do you actively observe various interactions between people of different backgrounds? This can be so revealing in terms of what they value, what’s important for them and how that impacts their communication style!
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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?