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Richard
 
Language
First of all, understand yourself as a communicator, understand the other culture and what they are doing with language, with verbal communication. And secondly, be easy on yourself, give yourself a break and accept that is going to be more tiring, particularly at the beginning

Body Language
I think the main thing is that you need to focus on understanding the other culture's rules, their norms, their ways of doing things, not necessarily conceding to them but certainly understanding and working with them.

Time
If you want to be effective in the culture that you are going into you need to be aware of your own attitude to time and task.

If you come from a culture which is more flexible and perhaps focuses on relationships more, then you will need to adjust that if you come into a culture which is much more focussed on getting things done in a short period of time and much more linear in its time management.

Vice-versa, if you are coming from a culture such as the UK, Germany or the US and you are going into a culture where time is flexible, where relationships are more important, you will need to make some major adjustments.


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IN RICHARD

PART 1: THE PERSON
PART 2: RICHARD'S TIPS
PART 3: LINKS
Link to the general unit
Link to the unit on language
Link to the unit on body language
Link to the unit on time
Link to the unit on status
Link to the unit on relationships
Link to Federico's page
Link to Adam's page
Link to Maralde's page
Link to Chris's page
Link to Andre's page
Link to Richard, the cross-cultural expert's page
Link to the sitemap
FEDERICO
FEDERICO
ADAM
ADAM
MARALDE
MARALDE
CHRIS
CHRIS
ANDRE
ANDRE
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT