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When Crossing Cultures, Use Global Dexterity

When Crossing Cultures, Use Global Dexterity | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
Just knowing the cultural differences isn't enough.


Picture the following: Greg O'Leary, a 32-year-old mid-level manager, is in Shanghai for the first time to negotiate a critical deal with a distributor. To prepare himself for the trip, Greg has learned some key cultural differences between China and the U.S. — about how important deference and humility are in Chinese culture, and how Chinese tend to communicate more indirectly than Americans do. He also has learned about how important it is in China to respect a person's public image or "face." Finally, Greg also learned a few Chinese words, which he thought could be good potential icebreakers when starting a meeting.

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Collaborating Across Cultures

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Learning to collaborate creatively with people from other cultures is a vital skill in today's business environment, says professor Roy Y.J. Chua , whose research focuses on a key measure psychologists have dubbed cultural metacognition.
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