Developing Your Cultural Adaptability

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Your cultural adaptability will increase as you gain knowledge and skills that you can use to interact effectively with people different from yourself. What does it take to develop cultural adaptability? Four components are necessary.

•  Examine your cultural foundations.

•  Expect to encounter cultural differences.

•  Educate yourself about different cultures.

•  Experience cross-cultural interactions and learn from them.

Examine Your Cultural Foundations

Developing cultural adaptability doesn’t mean changing who you are or giving up your cultural identity. (Even if you work in another country or culture ...

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