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a mixed pot of nationalities
Originally posted by shelleybelly at 2007-2-3 10:43
How to TREAT...
show your manners here..
I beg your pardon if I have misinterpreted your meaning of treat. Please allow me to say a few words.
I have worked for a few multinational companies, our typical workplace was a mixed pot of nationalities, my colleagues came from all over the world, apart from Caucasians (American, Canadian, British, and Europeans), they were from China, Taiwan, India, Philippine, Singapore, etc. To have a good taste of the different culture and custom, you only needed to walk around our offices as if you were traveling around the world within eight minutes rather than in eighty days.
To work harmoniously and effectively at these big heterogeneous organizations, the companies usually give you the training and guideline of how to deal with people from different culture and religion and background, how to avoid misunderstanding, and how to communicate effectively. Rather than being trapped into a tedious long story, I would like to emphasis two things.
When listening, you should keep cool and don't overreact when someone from different culture argues with you and you feel that you get offended. Keep an keen eye and ear on how other people from different background talk and behave in general. From time to time, you may find out that when the same person offending you talks to others in the same manner, they don't get upset.
When talking, you should focus on the issues or problems rather than the other抯 personalities and background, avoiding using the bad and offensive words, especially, those touching the wrong side of other religions.
Not worth it! You get fired / let-go because of your unprofessional email or because of an argument being turned ugly into a personal attack.
In a word, you should respect and tolerate others from different culture and religion background, with this mindset, your manner and behavior will be more acceptable and respectable.
[ Last edited by changzhou007 at 2007-2-5 08:54 AM ]