In the corporate workplace, technology has long been a proponent of progress. Technological advances over the last several decades have revolutionized how we work and communicate with colleagues. From a global perspective, advances in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) space have changed the global business landscape as we know it, breaking down geographical and cultural barriers and enabling effortless global collaboration.
When it comes to international business practices, it’s (finally) a small world. Collaboration solutions make it so that you can chat with a colleague 6,000 miles away with the touch of a button or huddle up with co-workers on three different continents for an international brainstorm without leaving your desk. Additionally, business travel is on the upswing, exposing people to other cultures and business practices.
With all of this in mind, we at PGi became interested in how business practices and office cultures still differ across the world. As technology enables the workforce to be more mobile, there is increased opportunity and exposure to different workplace practices and cultural nuances.
PGi conducted a Global Cultural Survey of over 800 global respondents to get a better understanding of how people get work done across the globe — and how the office of today differs in offices around the world.
From preferred collaboration tools and common work habits to office attitudes towards tattoos and piercings, the Global Cultural Survey infographic will give you a high-level overview of the nuances (and similarities) of business practice in offices around the world.
Check out the infographic below:
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Stay tuned for our second Global Cultural Survey infographic which includes anecdotes from survey respondents about cultural faux pas they experienced as a result of cultural differences, along with tips on how to be culturally savvy when traveling for business.