It is not uncommon to hear people questioning the idea of workforce diversity – whether that relates to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. When I talk to people, read articles in the internet or watch news or YouTube videos, I stumble across multiple comments, which question the whole movement around the topic of diverse and […]
The reality these days is that a lot of us work within teams whose members are not based in the same locations. You might like it or hate it, but you can’t really change it. What you can change is how you approach the challenges related to such set up of work.
If you are employed by a global company and even more so if you live in a very international city, you will work in diverse teams. That’s a fact. For some it might be easier than others and that’s where articles like this can be helpful. If you are in a situation where a new […]
A lot of us know the joys of working with people based in different locations. Especially those of you who have worked in or with bigger companies. There are lots of calls and virtual meetings involved in such cooperation, but also a lot of misunderstandings and challenges related to this kind of work. Let’s take […]
Have you ever worked on a project with your team being spread across multiple locations? Have you ever encountered problems in communication in between the teams based in different countries? Have you ever thought about what you can do to make this type of cooperation more efficient? I recently have and here’s a couple of […]
Whether you are an employer or an employee you can benefit from reflecting on the ways the organization and employee can work together to ensure a smooth adaptation to the new location.
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.
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 few advantages of using cultural dimensions when dealing with cultural differences and related challenges. This time I would like to talk about some counterarguments to show you a bigger picture of how they can be used.
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.