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The Psychology Of Cross Culture On Productivity. by philoedu(m): 1:59pm On May 14
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. And working across culture, we are often not truly taking cognizant of the underlying differences that may exist along the line, 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 objective and goals but the path to get to such end often take many hazardous twist and turns.
The result of the twist and turns could appear in the form of increase level of frustration, stress with lack of motivation and productivity, not without understanding and misconception that ultimately often could impact negatively in the system. The same is true that, it could split a professional relationship or partnership as it left the other in oblivion, or incognito, as to make one feel perplexed as to what had happened along the line. It is true, that often, there are individual who will not change their core values and behavioral pattern at any given time.
But striving to build a cultural awareness skill, will no doubt, decrease any likely issues that may damage any business relationship. It will, however, instead, pave way for a systematic smoother transition, when working across culture. There are some effective method, not only that may increase the productivity level but also may enhance some level of communication skill in any given cross –cultural setting.
The under listed key point must be fervently adhere to with kin observations.
 In any verbal and non-verbal language, clarification must always be sorted out, 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 will definitely have to 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.

 There must be taken into consideration - 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 as to learn from other culture.

 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 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 that may be lacking in the substance.

 There must be the Increase awareness of your own, formed idea or opinion before enough information or experience.-(preconception). In this context, one must bear mind, 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, 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 to break up what might be called the “stereotype” and false generalization about people and their culture, and indeed ultimately be what come to bind us due to this understanding.

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