What is your cultural roadmap?
A trip through Delhi or Bangkok using a roadmap from Berlin or Vienna is likely to lead to many dead ends. Similarly, in the professional context, similar behaviors in different cultures can have opposite meanings. What looked like a great deal, can fall through for reasons that seem inexplicable.
Our values, motives, and behaviors are influenced by our culture. The rules of the “business game” we play with ease in our own country, loose effectiveness in other cultures. Misunderstandings and wasted time are the results.