Recently, I read an interesting article on the importance of studying another culture, an interview of Philippe Guettat, Chairman and chief executive of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet. The article was featured on The New York Times International business section. I noticed, especially in the section where he talks about his life in China, excerpt below, that this is exactly what our Unicultural® training delve into.
Not just understanding the etiquette and dos and don’ts, but respecting, and adjusting ourselves to the way other cultures work and value people. The more we resist and do things “my way”, the more resistance you will get, and in effect a failed assignment or project. Managing a team, means working well and maximizing the talents and resources you have in the people you work with. It is imperative to understand and adjust our own way of behavior, in a strategic way.
Unicultural team and trainers, sharing our views and experiences on everything cultural.