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Culture is what happens when people get together. It tells us how to behave and agree. Understanding the culture of a team, organization or country can make a lot of difference when you want to change minds.

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So what?

So take time to understand the culture of the person or people you are working with. Find how they and their peers share a world-view. Find their shared values, mental models etc. Doing this will significantly reduce the time you need to understand every person from the ground up.

If you can adopt their cultural approaches, you will appear to come from a similar culture and will more easily be accepted.

Cultures also have blind spots where they are vulnerable and hot spots where you should fear to tread.

See also

Theories about belief, Theories about groups, Preferences, Social distances, Values, Diffusion

 

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