Highlight from TCP Live#5 – How to adapt to various hierarchical corporate cultures?

Highlight from TCP Live#5 – How to adapt to various hierarchical corporate cultures? 480 480 Margot

An important piece of advice for professionals new to the corporate hierarchical culture. In last month’s TCP live on “How to adapt to various hierarchical corporate cultures?”, the experts at TCP Growth shared important insights for any professional looking to adapt and thrive in the corporate hierarchical culture. Harnessing the power of observation is important. A hierarchical culture is defined by a clear chain of command and multiple management tiers that separate employees and leadership. And everyone knows their place exactly in the hierarchy. In western culture also there is hierarchy, but in Asian cultures, it’s more of a mindset. For someone who is not accustomed to this, it could be counterintuitive, especially for people from western cultures because they are used to challenging ideas. They might be tempted to give feedback and share their expertise and views as soon as they arrive. But that’s one of the common reasons International people have problems in the beginning. Cross-cultural storytelling coach, Jan Kot explains that in a new cultural environment it’s critical to first observe and figure out the goals of your boss and colleagues, perform and earn their trust before you voice your own ideas. Getting straight down to giving feedback in a hierarchical culture would be seen as breaking the strict chain of command and it can be offensive for the people you are going to work with. Do you agree? #CrossCultural #Communication #GrowthMindset

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