Hi, all! Currently I'm working in a multicultural environment and the past few months I'm facing some cultural barriers which I don't know how to handle.
The working environment is far more disorganised and stressful what I used to.
People I work with are sometimes too straightforward, direct and assertive. A sense of urgency often is created. Mostly issues are discussed through direct communications instead of emails which leads to lack of transparency and enough information for resolving the specific issue. In addition since people have more flexible view of time, the use of time tables and agendas is decreased even when they are created somehow everyone expects things to be done a bit before the estimated time.
Good thing is that that environment is not too formal and can freely communicate with any rank of management.
I'm just wondering how can overcome the cultural differencies and to reduce the stress I have at work.
Thanks in advance for the ideas!