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Bridging the Cultural Divide Bridging the Cultural Divide
How do you establish and maintain great working relationships with people you know very little about - particularly with people from different cultures?

Our articles, Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions and Cultural Intelligence explore strategies for understanding cultural differences, and adapting to different values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

When working with different people, you may inadvertently breach cultural etiquette. An innocent slip will likely not cause irreparable offense, but you can minimize the risk with our article, Avoiding Cross-Cultural Faux-Pas.

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A Final Note

Every culture has its own way of doing things, with behaviors and attitudes that may have become entrenched over many generations. But you can bridge cultural divides with a mix of empathy, open-mindedness, emotional intelligence, and a little homework.

Next week, you can find out how to get closer to what people really think and feel about your products or services.

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