community organization

In our increasingly globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. But it’s not enough to take a class or read a book. Here are three tips for building your global savvy with culturally-diverse colleagues:

  • Be aware of your actions. Be cognizant of how people receive and interpret your behavior. Recognize that you have a different worldview and therefore a different approach to getting work done.
  • Prototype instead of stereotype. It goes without saying that stereotyping can be offensive and ineffective. Develop prototypes instead. Research the culture you’ll be working with to understand typical responses or approaches, but remember there is nuance.
  • Be curious. The best way to learn is to ask questions. Ask your counterpart what it means to be a successful leader in his country. From the answer, you can deal with them accordingly.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: