Strategies for being culturally effective

Crossroads Global

Working across cultures can be intimidating and confusing to know what might work. Your tried and tested ways of working may fail when applied without understanding that culture and the common ground rules.As business and workplaces become more and more connected, cultural effectiveness or in other words the ability to connect and work with different cultures is seen as a critical success factor in global businesses.

Cultural effectiveness is no longer mastering the language or memorising Do’s and Don’ts of a culture. It is in fact a mindset that allows you to be intuitive about what matters to others, what motivates them and why they do what they do even if it makes no sense to you at first.

I love interacting with different cultures and learning new perspectives. In my experience of working in over 50 countries and interacting with more than 150 nationalities, I have discovered that there…

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