The world is changing faster than ever before in the past. At the moment we are all posing new challenges than any other generation has faced, with Covid-19 around; it’s imperative we evolve faster and adapt robust ways of working, connecting, and interacting with people not just nationally but internationally.
Hence, it’s important for Entrepreneurs/Executives/Diplomats and everybody else who is willing to create their presence internationally must possess and showcase a growth mindset that is more global. Working with people from different cultures/countries necessitates additional skills. To consummate important business deals, projects that need international funding, government projects, and everything else that is directly or indirectly requires interacting and exchanging ideas with people from diverse cultures that is not from your own; requires extra abilities.
Something that seems appropriate and graceful in one culture could mean the opposite in another culture. For e.g. presenting a Chrysanthemum flower bouquet exhibits loyalty and devoted love in Japan, In America it symbolizes longevity and joy, in Europe, it is associated with death. Therefore, being aware of differences in cultures, learning a few words of the local language or any distinctive characteristics of those countries/cultures will help break barriers; build strong and long-term allies around the world.
While understanding elements of Cultural Intelligence helps build bridges, it’s important to also showcase the best of our manners and etiquette, refined communications skills, follow proper Protocol and appear elegant/ classy to create that first and everlasting impression on others. One must always remember we are not only presenting ourselves but representing our company and country. Based on which other people will make impressions about us. A positive impression could lead to meaningful associations and can open doors for bigger opportunities.
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