Americans At Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People

Americans At Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People

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by Craig Storti
     
 

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Americans at Work reveals the subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace. Storti explores the American attitude on straight talk, power, feedback, email and nonverbal communication, taboo topics, and more in this extensive guide to succeeding in the American work environment. Learn how to work more effectively with your colleagues from Storti’s

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Americans at Work reveals the subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace. Storti explores the American attitude on straight talk, power, feedback, email and nonverbal communication, taboo topics, and more in this extensive guide to succeeding in the American work environment. Learn how to work more effectively with your colleagues from Storti’s practical advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931930642
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Craig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books, including Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians and the bestselling Cross-Cultural Dialogues, The Art of Crossing Cultures, and The Art of Coming Home. After living nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he now lives in Maryland. For more information, please visit his website: craigstorti.com.

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Americans At Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In a global economy, you inevitably will work with people from other cultures. But since culture determines behavior, how can people from outside the United States best adapt to working in the American workplace? And, how do they perceive American workplace behavior? Author Craig Storti examines American culture and extracts six key themes that drive the U.S. workplace. In the process, he teaches his fellow Americans about their unexamined workplace behavior. That's refreshing. Looking at yourself from the outside helps you re-examine how you work with others. The process opens doors to a whole new evaluation process that could revitalize many businesses. Unfortunately, while Storti makes interesting cultural points, his book is repetitive and belabors obvious ideas. His practical advice on such topics as table manners, fashion, gift giving, eye contact, touching and even sending e-mail is valuable, but could have been presented better in succinct bullet point summaries. However, we appreciate his introduction to behavior, manners and morés in the cross-cultural workplace.