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Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by TaminaliaCatapa: 3:11pm On May 03
Shortcomings of the “Nigerian culture” in official places of management abroad


If you’re planning to migrate abroad and especially to work at a position of authority where you have to manage people, the major cog in the wheel of your progress remains the culture where you grew up with.

1. Hesitation to correct people:
The Nigerian culture raised us to be very nice and respectful. Niceness will bring you nothing but turn you into a footmat by a very rude people of the west.

2. Body language/facial signals in-lieu of direct verbal warning:
This started at our early years growing up when momma will give us “eye signals” when we’re about to do something unacceptable in front of visitors. This culture is inherited from our parents when we grow up and is exported overseas with us. When an employee of ours misbehaves, we tend to start giving such employee facial signals and body language indicating we’re not satisfied with his/her quality of work instead of calling such employee, look him/her in the face and let him/her know you’re not satisfied with such job performance. This body language and facial signals is seen as a rude means of communication in the west.

3. Hesitation to report poor job performance:
This is an extension of the first point, I have noticed most Nigerians in position of authority find it hard to report poor job performance of their employees to their superiors. They believe this act will paint them as a snitch (Nigerian mentality) which in the actual sense is a way of covering your behind. Every write-up/official warning you fail to report to your boss(es) about an erring employee could spell doom for you. One day, they might suspect you have a soft spot for such employee especially if the employee is the opposite sex to yours.

4. Wanting to please everyone:
This will do nothing but decrease your self esteem and respect. Nigerians believe the number of friends you have, the more your respect in your street and hence becoming a local champion. Westerners want to come to work, do their job and go back to their crazy/abusive wives/husbands/bfs/gfs.

5. Excessive respect to their bosses:
This is common with Nigerian employees calling their bosses “boss”. In the western settings it looks a bit weird and strange. Westerners believe every position is temporary and humans are not gods. As a matter of fact, the same way a boss can write official query on an employee, same way an employee can write an official query about his manager/supervisor.

6. Special treatment to other Nigerians/Africans:
Nigerians fail to realize that when you manage people, it should be irrespective of their race, age and nationality. They bond excessively with their Nigerian employees which angers other employees. This act will get you fired faster than you got hired. They call it racism!

7. Speaking excessive local languages in corporate environments:
This does not mean you are not proud of your culture but remember, corporate environment is not a place to showcase your strong and indigenous beautiful local language. Most Nigerian managers fall for this by speaking local Nigerian languages with their Nigerian employees in offices. Westerners are very sensitive and they could term it as gossip within the walls of corporate establishments. If you have a Nigerian employee(s) and you bond well, wait till you get to your isiewu spot in the evenings before you blast your local dialect with pride and reckless abandon.

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by renegades(m): 3:28pm On May 03
Ok
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Dikaveli(m): 3:28pm On May 03
Breaking news baba ijesha is dead

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Cooldiipo(m): 3:29pm On May 03
You are spot on and it will take serious effort to grind one out of all these to be frank. Our people has refuse to treat culture as a revolving door that it is and are stuck with the archaic mentality that is not productivity driven! powerbank for laptop, over ten hours guaranteed and twenty hours possible. Increase your productivity and work when you like. Don't get mistaken for a Yahoo boy because of your generator noise

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by thebosstrevor1: 3:29pm On May 03
Lol

So true.

i know one that uses his local dialect to abuse the boss grin

All these shortcomings have to do with our culture of pleasing, treating and welcoming the foreigners to create a good impression.

The tales of 2 faced Nigerians

Nigerians become alpha when they see other africans, they become a perfect simp when they see white people.

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Ofodirinwa: 3:30pm On May 03
TaminaliaCatapa:
Shortcomings of the “Nigerian culture” in official places of management abroad



everything was cool but you saying 'excessive local languages' tells me you have never left Nigeria lol. Nigerians are the only people in the world that are stressed by the idea of being bi-lingual or having a culture.

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by SocialJustice: 3:32pm On May 03
Well said, Nigeria's normal is so weird.
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by cococandy(f): 3:33pm On May 03
Yep. Know this. (Especially 1-5) Discard them when not necessary and you’ll be ready to lead and delegate
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by daewoorazer(m): 3:34pm On May 03
Ofodirinwa:


everything was cool but you saying 'excessive local languages' tells me you have never left Nigeria lol. Nigerians are the only people in the world that are stressed by the idea of being bi-lingual or having a culture.

Calm down, I am a manager in Canada....so calm and learn

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by BruncleZuma: 3:35pm On May 03
GTFOH dem go soon come crowd us with lies.

Even the Sai Babarians dey claim abroad...Musa go soon carry this gate go back Maigatiri

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by iambabaG: 3:36pm On May 03
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Isaidd: 3:37pm On May 03
It is well
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by KingTom(m): 3:37pm On May 03
BruncleZuma:
GTFOH dem go soon come crowd us with lies.
Seconded grin
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Ooni: 3:37pm On May 03
Why don't you call it 'deviance' instead of shortcomings?
Every functioning society has its workplace culture that works well for them. Our cultures if properly harnessed could lead to greater efficiency.

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Flango: 3:38pm On May 03
grin

Make I write official query give my manager. OP you dey whine me ni undecided

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by oluwaseyi0: 3:40pm On May 03
Dikaveli:
Breaking news baba ijesha is dead

Inside police custody? Na you kill am

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by jesig: 3:41pm On May 03
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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by jesig: 3:42pm On May 03
humm
Flango:
grin

Make I write official query give my manager. OP you dey whine me ni undecided
humm

Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 3:46pm On May 03
Ooni:
Why don't you call it 'deviance' instead of shortcomings?
Every functioning society has its workplace culture that works well for them. Our cultures if properly harnessed could lead to greater efficiency.
grin grin grin
Favouritism, nepotism, tribalism, covering misdemeanors, recruitment of incompetent manpower and the collapse of the enterprise

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by HellAnus: 3:47pm On May 03
thebosstrevor1:
Lol

So true.

One i know uses his local dialect to abuse the boss grin

All these shortcomings have to do with our culture of pleasing, treating and welcoming the foreigners to create a good impression.

See zombie feeling funky grin
U wey never see aeroplane for ground before

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by whytediamond(m): 3:47pm On May 03
Dikaveli:
Breaking news baba ijesha is dead

No be everything dem dey use play

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by thebosstrevor1: 3:49pm On May 03
HellAnus:


See zombie feeling funky grin
U wey never see aeroplane for ground before

No mind me joor grin grin

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Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by annyz: 3:49pm On May 03
Dikaveli:
Breaking news baba ijesha is dead

What happened & how did he die?
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by Justice3000(m): 3:49pm On May 03
I'm gonna keep this... I'm off abroad soon.
Re: Shortcomings Of The “Nigerian Culture” In Official Places Of Management Abroad by HellAnus: 3:53pm On May 03
thebosstrevor1:


No mind me joor grin grin


Just kidding bro. No hard feeling

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