ARE THESE GAPS DAMAGING YOUR WORK? IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS RESULTS? INTERFERING WITH GLOBAL TEAMWORK?
|Key areas of culture gaps that cause friction, misunderstandings and loss of trust||Most other culture’s perceptions of Israelis||Israeli perceptions of most other cultures|
|Communication style (verbal and written)||They are aggressive, offensive, pushy, don’t listen||They don’t say what they mean, they are ‘pushovers’|
|Attitude towards Hierarchy / Status||They disrespect authority, make us look bad by going above our heads, we can’t tell who is in charge and how decisions are made||They are petty bureaucrats, afraid to take responsibility, don’t care about the big picture|
|Giving and receiving feedback||Brutal, untactful, constantly negative / critical / complaining||Don’t say it like it is, superficial, phony|
|Conflict||Aggressive, fight all the time, unpleasant, uncomfortable||Don’t say it like it is, superficial, phony|
|Questioning, debating, push-back||They never stop questioning, get off track, waste time, inappropriate challenging||Lack of critical analytic thinking, lack of engagement / indifference, don’t look for better solutions|