A male colleague recently told a female colleague:
Mulltiple choice, which of the follwing is the correct answer:
a. This remark belongs in the workplace.
b. This remark doesn't belong in the workplace
c. All of the above
If you answered all of the above, you are correct. In certain cultures, it is absolutely ok for a male colleague to remark that a female colleague looks sexy (e.g. Cuba). In others, is not.
Surviving and triumphing in your career depends on learning and practicing acceptable workplace behaviors. This is not limited to personal comments like the one above.
Below is a summary of what you need to do.
This process begins with learning about the new culture of the country you find yourself, adopting a blended identity while still remaining unique. These are the lessons I have learned. Adapt them to suit your personality. If you want step-by-step details on how to follow this advice fill out the form below and a copy will be sent to you via email.