cross cultural interview

Organizational Behavior

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Angela Thornton March 25, 2010 Cross-Cultural Interview After interviewing Alyssa Diaz, a friend from Spain, I have further realized the importance  of being familiar with cultural differences in the norms and etiquette in the workplace. Alyssa has  been in the United States for 2 years now, and experienced her first internship last semester for  an environmental company. Although she expected the workplace to be different from home, she  was nowhere near prepared for the “abnormalities” of the US business culture. After obtaining a  job in Spain, it is very common to have personal and friendly relationships with your boss and  fellow colleagues. Women especially become very close friends, and often talk about various  aspects of their personal lives with boys, friends, and evening plans. It is respectful to remain very  friendly towards the people you work with, and try to avoid using rule systems, regulations, or the  deadline type environment. It puts a lot of stress on the laissez-faire atmosphere of the company.  Women who are friends always greet each other with kisses on each side of the cheek, and men 
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