by Erin Meyer
Even seasoned, cosmopolitan managers often have oversimplified ideas about how people from other cultures operate. That's because they tend to zero in on just one or two elements-communication, for example, or decision making. But culture is more complex than that. To get an accurate picture, you need to gauge cognitive, relational, and behavioral differences along the eight dimensions where cultural gaps are most common-and to assess yourself in those areas.
The Culture Map was developed by Erin Meyer a professor at INSEAD and an expert in cross-cultural management. She is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business (PublicAffairs, 2014). In order to find out how your own style of giving feedback, establishing trust, and making decisions (just to get started) compares to others from your culture complete this short assessment and receive your personal profile.
Results are immediate and can be saved and printed if you wish to do so. A brief explanation of all 8 dimensions is also given at the end of the results page so that you can make sense of your results. As a complement, if you want to see how your culture compares to that of other countries, you may want to check our Culture Map tool available at the following link: http://erinmeyer.com/tools/culture-map-premium/?r=595 or on Erin Meyer’s website at erinmeyer.com under the ‘Tools’ section.