Going Against Core Principles and Values... Tough

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Graham
Teacher, Thailand
Adapting to a cultural situation is all well and good until an individual is faced with the need of going against their core principles and values and then the trouble starts... Do they do the right thing culturally and betray their own core values, or do they say no and stand up for what they think is the right thing? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

CQ Has to Work from Both Ends

The entity as well as the employee have to have CQ. After all, the entity hires expats to assist them meeting its objectives outside its own culture.
If the entity insists on the employee to totally adapt to its own culture, as may be observed in Asia quite often, the employee is a mere adornment to the entity without objectives (provided there were any) being achieved.

  Tsangue Tchiaze
Student (University), Cameroon
 

Analyse Company Culture First...

It is good to study and be well informed of the culture you are venturing into, so as to determine if it is inline with your values and belief system or not, otherwise you might end up creating a problems both ways that might not be solved easily.

  Graham
Teacher, Thailand
 

Going Against Core Principles

It is good to study and be well informed of the cu (...)

  James R Taylor
 

Going Against Core Principles

Good point concerning core principles or values. T (...)

  Graham
Teacher, Thailand
 

Going Against Core Principles

I agree. It is not a matter of who is right or wro (...)

  Daniel Newton Obaka
 

Adapt to Evolving Changes

Graham, you are right to note the challenges facin (...)

  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

Challenging Core Values

Mr. Graham I fully appreciate your problem - a sit (...)

  Graham
Teacher, Thailand
 

Challenging Core Values

Arif Ur, you have hit the nail on the head! (...)

  Karen Petersen
 

Consider this an Opportunity to Challenge our Core Values!

However, I think that living and working in anothe (...)

  Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

Challenging Core Values

Agreed, however, as said before, there is only a r (...)

  Tamara Mislan
Student (University), United States
 

Stand Up for what You Value and Believe In

Mr. Graham I taught in a large non profit organiza (...)

  Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

Stand Up for ..

@Tamara Mislan: To quit is not an option, really, (...)

  Tamara Mislan
Student (University), United States
 

I Quit the Organization Because they do not Practice Healthy Values

@Wulf-Dieter Krueger: There is no hope for the org (...)

  Wulf-Dieter Krueger
Teacher, Thailand
 

Stand Up for what You Believe In

If you work in institutions, where 'natives' work, (...)

 

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