Take into account cultural norms
If you must work with an unfamiliar culture, as a manager you must modify your behavior to suit cultural norms. This can be difficult especially if it makes you feel untrue. Try these three tips if you are faced with this situation. Identify the problem. Identify what bothers you. For example, in a culture that values a different leadership style, are you struggling to provide clear guidelines?
Adjust your behavior. Make small but significant adjustments that are reflected in the culture you are working on and remain true to your values. You do not have to yell at employees, but you could be more assertive. Recognize the value. While you may have to behave in a counter-intuitive way, you should focus on the desired outcome. Continue reading “Be aware of cultural norms”