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How to Bond with Colleagues from Different Backgrounds and Cultures

Moving to a new job can be stressful, particularly if you are relocating to a new country where the cultures and customs are different. We asked our consultants to put together some hints and tips that will help you start off on the right foot….

Be Respectful

Respect for diversity is very important in the workplace, as it reduces the risk of conflict and promotes mutual understanding.

Be Understanding

What may mean one thing to you, may mean the complete opposite to someone with a different background or culture. Understanding that everyone is different is essential in the workplace.

Be Open-Minded

Being open-minded helps you to manage any kind of social situation with ease. It allows you to appreciate different perspectives, which is very important in the workplace.

Find Similarities

Before looking for the differences between you and your colleagues, first look for the similarities. Finding common ground will help you to bond.

Ask and Learn

This is a perfect time for you to study another culture. Socialise with your colleagues and learn more about them. It’s pretty fun too, so enjoy!