I believe most f we had been working with some foreigners before, no matter it is in your workplace. Did you notice there is some cultural difference in workplace ?
I am working with colleagues from different countries across APAC in my current company. While for my team, managers are coming from America, Canada & Korea. So in short, lot of nationalities and cultures.
While working with them, I used to think western colleagues might be more open-minded and less hierarchical. Sometimes, things do not go the way I anticipated.
It makes me wonder, there should have different ways to view different culture and their characteristic.
Then one of my friends recommend a book - The Culture Map
The book lists out 8 scales to evaluate culture and countries
🔥 Scale in a different culture
Communicating: low-context vs. high-context
Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback
Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first
😁 Ways to give feedback in different culture