A Note from Q Works     

Diverse international backgrounds and experiences can create a unique, very effective and flourishing workplace if certain steps are taken. 
By starting at the top levels within an organization and establishing a practice to understand, accept and embrace all cultural backgrounds, companies have a greater likelihood of success and higher retention rates. 

We hope you find our insight helpful and welcome any feedback as always. 

Sincerely,
Katie Trippe, Account Executive/ Operations Manager
Recruiting Solutions Team
Melissa Coleman,
Account Director,  Lighting Industry 

Bertina Brase,  bbb@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive,  Machinery & Equipment, and Industrial Automation Industries 
 
Katie Trippe, kpt@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive/ Operations Manager, Machinery & Equipment, Engineering Services and Plastics Manufacturing Industries

Iris Winkelbauer-Hoelzl, imw@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive, European companies doing business in the US

Silvia Gray,  spg@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive, Automotive Industry 

Michael Clegg,  
Managing Partner, Technology Industry

 
In our previous article   Understanding, Accepting and Embracing a Multinational Workplace, Part 1, we addressed how and why companies struggle when merging multiple nationalities (diverse cultures). Here we would like to offer tips from a management perspective on overcoming those obstacles and highlight some of the advantages of a multinational company. Globalization and technology has led to dealing with people from all over the world on a daily basis.  Diverse international backgrounds and experiences can create a unique, very effective and flourishing workplace if certain steps are taken. The key is to ensure cultural differences are understood and respected.

Let's review from our previous article, some of the challenges faced when combining a group of individuals from different cultural backgrounds.  Primarily, these are behavioral/ societal differences impacting the work place:

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