Working Across Cultures

: Working Across Cultures

Working with people from other cultures brings both massive challenges and massive rewards.  You will find below some of the key issues to bear in mind when working in a culturally diverse environment.

Above all remember to keep an open mind at all times!

Cultural programming:

  • Your place of birth and childhood influences can have a major impact on your approach to work and business later in life
  • We are all ‘programmed’ to behave in a certain way and to respond to issues differently
  • Very few people are ever able to shake off this early programming and it is vital that you acknowledge and recognize that you have a certain ‘cultural style’ which may seem alien to other nationalities
  • It is as important that you understand your own cultural approach as it is to understand the approach of others