An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd It s no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out.In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together She provides a field tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business, and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice....
|Title||:||The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||PublicAffairs Auflage 9 5 Januar 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Seiten|
|File Size||:||888 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures Reviews
The book is easy to read and offers many illustrative examples of cultural misunderstandings. Cultural differences are organized along 8 relative scales:1. communicating: low-context vs. high-context2. evaluating: direct vs. indirect negative feedback3. persuading: principles-first vs. application first4. leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical5. deciding: consensual vs. top-down6. trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based7. disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoiding confrontation8. time/scheduling: linear vs flexibleThe scales are explained in detail with plenty of examples, mostly from the author's own experience in cross-cultural context or from the experience of participants of her trainings. She stresses the relativity of the scales and that there are individual differences within cultures as well, thus the description feels balanced.I agree with other readers, that the perspective of the author is thoroughly 'western', if not US-American. Although there is significant effort to shed light on other cultural backgrounds, specifically Asian, the formulations and structure are obviously influenced by the background of the author. However, that doesn't hurt - the book itself just helps to notice it. Coming from a western background myself (Germany), for me it is easy to read, entertaining and interesting. I wouldn't know, how e.g. readers with an Asian background would perceive this book, but I can recommend it.
Erin Meyer beschreibt auf sehr anschauliche Weise wie einzelne Kulturen "ticken". Nicht nur für das Arbeiten in internationalen Projekten hilfreich sondern auch für Vielreisende um insbesondere die unterschiedlichen Kommunikationsebenen besser zu verstehen. Anfänglich dachte ich, dass die einzelnen Kulturen ins schwarz und weiß eingeteilt werden, aber dem ist nicht so. Grundverhaltensweisen werden anschaulich dargestellt und gegenüber gestellt. Das Buch ist auch ein Aufruf an die gegenseitige Toleranz und für die Völkerverständigung ein wertvoller Beitrag.
Candidate for the best book I’ve read in 2017: Erin Meyer’s fascinating and enlightening book about the complexity of people from different cultures working together in today's business world. It shows new dimension to people's actions, perceptions, and motivations. Although the book’s primarily written for managers who lead multinational and multicultural teams, it’s also useful for everyone working or living in a multicultural environment. I'd recommend this book to anyone who interacts with people from different cultures regularly. As the author writes, culture does not explain everything but it does affect the way we view and experience the world.
A wonderful book to open up your horizon and to get a brief introduction in how cultures are shaping our world (and also how they influence how we like to do business). Furthermore, it offers solutions for communication & business errors due to cultural missunderstanding. The only bad thing about this book is that I would have sometimes wished to get more examples and more details (also justifications) but that would be too much to expect from a book with that price point. It is still an amazing book. Absolute recommendation :)
Erin Meyer has a superb experience and insights into this topic and writes very well, drawing good analogies. Recommended reading for everyone working or training in the field of cross culture.
This book explains the reasons of many of the misunderstandings between members of different cultures, especially in business settings. Not only a must for anybody moving in the international scene, but also for anybody who wants an understanding of the problems we have in Europe and elsewhere with current intercultural issues.
This book is such a blessing,easy to read and understand even when cultural differences are a very nuanced and complex topic. I love the anecdotes and examples, that illustrate Erin Meyer’s cultural map
Looks like a typical "airport book" like the many HBR ones but the author has actually done some very impressive research.