In an era when people, money and information are flowing faster than ever across international boundaries, we are all just one step away from a culture crash. It’s a phenomenon that occurs when someone from one culture unintentionally confuses, or offends someone from another culture. Today, culture crashes often occur on our home turf, where our workplaces and communities are diversifying at astonishing rates. In this book, global business consultant Michael Landers offers a proven strategy for minimizing culture crashes in order to maximize our ability to seize new opportunities and build strong, profitable connections with people from any culture.
This methodology is one that has demonstrated success over the past two decades with individuals from leading Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Readers embark on a journey of self-discovery in which they will discover profound ways that culture influences us, unconsciously shaping our perceptions, expectations and behaviors. This heightened self-awareness becomes the springboard from which readers will learn how to take control of the kneejerk reactions that get us into trouble, and develop the agility to adjust our behaviors in ways that can vastly improve all of our physical and virtual interactions with people from diverse backgrounds.
Through a mix of entertaining and instructive stories, valuable insights and eye-opening self-assessment exercises, Culture Crossing is an essential primer for working, living and thriving in the new global era.