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Culture clash – or not? Where do you fit in? by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
March 29, 2007, 9:13 pm
Filed under: If you have 30 mins, Management, organizational learning

I was just directed to this site by a colleague from CHF – www.cultureactive.com. It is a site that provides you with a couple of simple quizes to assess your cultural characteristics (e.g. Do you multi-task or do you prefer to do one activity at a time? Are you usually patient or impatient? How do you prioritize your work-life balance? etc). It then maps your personnality against typical traits for your nationality and gives you pointers for how to be more effective in different cultural contexts. You can do all this with the free trial version (I haven’t quite figured out how to sign up for the full version yet!). In the full version you can download guidelines for multiple countries and compare your profile against typical behaviors in the context. It clearly plays to generalities and I am still trying to figure out how accurate I think it is. But it is potentially a useful tool for those of us who travel a lot.


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