Working Across Cultures
Scenario: Your company is undertaking a new business venture in another country. Your boss has told you they want you to oversee this venture. You are excited about the opportunity, and you want to ensure the people you interact with are working harmoniously with you.
Peruse the Discussion Question resources. Select your home country and another country of your choosing. If your home country is not listed in the resources, please select a neighboring country or one you are familiar with. Respond to the following prompts.
Briefly explain why you chose the other country.
Discuss the similarities and differences between your 2 countries.
How can you use the similarities you identified to your advantage in your communications?
What hurdles might the differences you found present for your communications?
Reflect on the Discussion Question resources you used. Did any of the resources’ findings surprise you, or do you disagree with their analysis? Explain.
Referencing at least 2 of this week’s materials, what tactics would you apply to build rapport across the 2 cultures and overcome any intercultural obstacles?