By Mana Mirsaidi
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction 2
2. Me and My Culture 3
3. My Workplace Culture 4
4. Cultural Issues 5
4.1. Communication 5
4.2. Negotiation 7
4.3. Decision Making 7
4.4. Other Issues 8
5. Conclusion 9
6. Refrences 10
In today’s business environment and specially in Multinational Organizations, we have diversity of cultures and nationalities working together despite all cultural differences.
So it is necessary to know these differences when we are in the global age, to be more productive and avoide any conflicts with colleagues, top managers, people who you are managing, or clients.
In my paper, I will be discussing few cultural issues in my workplace environment, an the effects on me and other employees in our organization. It includes differences in Communication, Decision Making and Negotiation styles, as well as Relationships among different cultures.
Also we have wide variety of clients with different cultures, attitudes and nationalities, so it is essential for me as a member of the organization to know how to deal with them effectively.
2. Me and My Culture
I am from Iran,Tehran, and in my opinion, even in Iran we have many different sub-cultures from north to south & east to west.
Now when I think about my family, friends, school classmates, communities and social groups which I am a member of it, I believe I belong to “Tehrani” or “Mid-High class”culture in Iran.
We have a high context culture and relationship is very important among the members of a community or in a workplace, and we have less personal space , we love networking and being social and meeting new friends. We have usually gatherings among friends and colleagues after the working hours mostly on weekends, which helps to find new business opportunities and in the life-work balance , we work to live , not live to work!
One of the most important Cultural values is having Freedom in our