In any organization, team members might differ in how much data and analysis they’ll need when making decisions. For some cultures, a bold thinking style may be considered as being proactive, while in other cultures it may be seen as being an ill-thought-out action plan.
Even more, people with strong hierarchical cultures tend to expect they’d be treated differently in accordance with their position in the organization. And as such team members from egalitarian cultures won’t mind at all. Thus said, the failure of cultural awareness among some members in honoring such expectations could cause humiliation and even loss of credibility and esteem in a team member.
How do you promote inclusion and diversity in your teams and organization?