The grids in this guide should serve to make executives more aware of possible differences in the countries they visit to enhance their own effectiveness as communicators and to strengthen employees’ perceptions of them as excellent leaders. The grids provide suggestions when traveling to other countries for adapting several typical aspects of meetings that executives conduct with either other executives or with employees.
Before conducting research beyond your own country’s borders, it’s important to consider a number of cultural differences that have significant implications for the success of the research.
When we think of miscommunication across national boundaries, the most memorable blunders often relate to problems of translation. But there are far more subtle pitfalls that can occur.