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The Psychology Of Cross Culture On Productivity. by philoedu(m): 10:54am On Nov 18, 2019
The purpose of this write up is to see how culture affects the level of productivity in an environment where people are increasingly working across culture. In working across culture, we are often not truly taking cognizant of the underlying differences that may exist which though, are unintentionally sabotaging the system.

It is true that often, we are griped with the assumption that working in the same organization or speaking the same language, means we have the same objective and goals. It must be observed that we may have the same objective and goals but the path to get to such end often take many hazardous twist and turns.

There are some effective method, not only may increase the productivity level but also may enhance some level of communication skill in any given cross –cultural setting and they are as follows;-

In any verbal and non-verbal language, clarification must always be sort.

1. Because, often, what one may think, an honest way to bring up an issue may turn out to be, a misconception, due to the direct approach, that could create distrust and strain for any future interaction. Therefore, being aware of how one present any subject is vital as one watch for the body –language. It is also true that one must not assume to understand gestures, because what may be acceptable in one culture may be an insult in another culture. Therefore, one must strive to use verbal expression to explicate the non-verbal gesture in use.

2 .The avoidance of taking others mistake as “personal” one. When working with others in any project, remember that every culture has its own method of application. Therefore, what one may perceive as a grave error due to the different style of work, may not be, hence, one must be prepared to ask for an explanation to understand the reason behind every single gesture, so that one can learn from other culture.

3. Accept that you do not understand what you do not know. We often want everyone to believe that we are competent and highly skillful in all area of the job. But contrary, to this assertion, there always remain some slight differences, in both practical knowledge of understanding and differences in meaning due to the cultural differences. Therefore, in any behavior that may appear inappropriate, time must be taken to diagnose the action instead of a hasty assumption based on personal own cultural filters or outlook.

4. Increase awareness of your own, formed idea or opinion before enough information or experience.-(preconception). In this context, we must not forget that we all carry with us a cultural baggage, which prescribed our behavior, value and how we perceive others and the world around us. The same is true, that with this cultural baggage, it allow us to categorize people and situations.

Therefore, the more we are aware of this individual bias, the easier it may probably assist us to accept and understand our differences. It is true also; that this may ultimately help us to break up what might be called the “stereotype” and false generalization about people and their culture.

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