[ID:8876] Culture has a profound impact on working environments. Social rules, approaches to communication, project management and hierarchy vary from region to region. The Culture in the Workplace section provides advice relating to some of the specific concerns for North Americans working abroad, or across borders online. Firstly, how to take an objective look at your home culture and how it impacts your approach to work. Secondly, to support women abroad to understand what to expect, what to demand and how to protect themselves. And finally a look at the skills required to be effective in virtual cross-cultural work relationships.
- You have cultural baggage! You may not even be aware of it, but when you travel abroad, you take with you your standards, customs and perceptions about the working world. In order to succeed abroad, you’ll need to become aware of your own biases.
- Know your own traits: North Americans tend to be preoccupied with upward mobility, progress, concrete goals, efficiency and the sense that...