Are you developing the right cultural skills?
Learn and develop cultural skills throughout your life.
Understand that cultural differences can have local and regional variations.
Learn them and encourage people to tell you about these variations.
Get ready to accept sharing knowledge.
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Consider your answers to this cultural IQ test:
What values does another culture embrace?
How do those values compare with those of your culture?
How do people make decisions, conduct relationships and display emotion?
How does this culture treat time and scheduling?
What are social rules and boundaries surrounding gender?
How does this culture display and respect power?
Which authority figures are revered?
How do individuals relate to their employers?
How do employers relate to their employees?
How do people in this culture communicate?
How direct are they in what they say and mean?
What’s your cultural IQ?
Today, for the first time in history, we can communicate in real time with people in the most remote areas of the globe.
Do you kiss, bow or shake hands?
How do you and your culture differ from those of others?