Cristina Pérez MuñozLearning and Development ConsultantSome time ago
We aim to get prepared to work and live in a global world but sometimes we miss how to deal with cultural differences and to communicate accordingly. 🤔 To help you to tackle this topic I have two recommendations: 📖 "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer 🌐 Hofstede dimensions What is a cultural shock/miscommunication you have faced in your career? And how did you deal with it? Sharing is caring 😊

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Gaurav AryaCurious being chasing new horizons to expand my life experience.
I once told my French boss that I would work overtime and he could reach out to me after hours. He very politely told me that he must spend time with his kids. The shock of it hit me in a good way and I respect him for setting boundaries and prioritizing his family too. For an Indian bachelor who is used to putting in long hours if needed and where the culture accepts exploitation without compensation..this was a wonderful shock. From that day I always keep this in mind. Just felt like sharing because I feel like culture shock is usually associated with a negative experience in my opinion. Thanks
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Jurgis TerleckasCommunication entusiast
@Povilas Godliauskas good point!
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Suat AksuSociologist, Educationalist, Project Designer
Thanks for your concern!😊
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