Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting to organizational culture, part of Communication Foundations.
- My friend Scott went to a Hawaiian island…with his wife to visit her family.…After a long day, he stood up and said others in the room,…"Oh, I'm so tired, I need to go to sleep.…"Goodnight everybody."…The next morning, his wife told him, "You embarrassed me…last night, you left without making the proper departure."…Turns out the cultural custom when leaving…is to compliment each person on what they did that day…and give them a chance to compliment you.…It's a nice tradition, isn't it?…Now Scott unintentionally violated a cultural norm…and in so doing didn't even realize…the negative impact on others in the room.…
But it's not just countries or regions that have cultures,…organizations have cultures too.…It's just like Scott on that Hawaiian island,…in organizations, we need to adjust to the culture,…so we don't undermine ourselves.…The impact of culturally miscues can be disrespectful,…or even offensive, because they violate…the norms for the way we do things here.…Strongly held beliefs, values, or customs.…
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- Adjusting your body language
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- Increasing empathy and trust
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