When you work in an international environment, it is very easy to forget how complicated is to deal with different cultures. “Global Dexterity – How To Adapt Your Behavior Without Loosing Yourself in the Process” comes to correct this forgetting – before you can do some irreversible damage to your cross-cultural relationships.
As usually, a Harvard Business Review Press book comes with two main strong points:
– A highly knowledgeable expert author – in this case Andy Molinski, a professor specialized in cross-cultural communication and
– Lots of practical study cases which should illustrate powerfully each demonstrated point.
“Global Dexterity”does not simply state some facts and then demonstrates them – it actually assumes that managing cross-cultures is a skill which can be taught and developed into a concept of … global dexterity. As such, it offers a meta-framework – namely a conceptual framework which can be applied various cultures and help you adapt quicker and better to the new environment. This is what I actually liked about “Global Dexterity” – you can take it as a light case-study handbook or you can advance and practice the mastery of the new method to new levels. Read more