The effects of globalization mean that you’re probably talking with folks from all over the world every day, at work or at home. But the same conversation style might be considered rude in Japan and meek in France. How should we navigate these differences?
Understanding different norms across cultures can make or break a transaction or a business relationship—and can help you get what you want every time. Simply cultivating more basic awareness will improve your workflow and set you up for success.
Learn to stay flexible and take cues from your colleagues with the expert guidance of Erin Meyer, who specializes in cross-cultural management. She breaks down cultural differences into eight categories: communicating, evaluating, persuading, leading, deciding, trusting, disagreeing, and scheduling.
We’re sharing some of her best advice in our Instaread on The Culture Map.