Working and living abroad helps us to know other cultures well. How far you think working abroad has good or bad impacts on our cultural lives?
Culture consists of the ideas and beliefs which define or personality and guide us to live the life which we are living. Increasing number of people are opting to live or work in a foreign country. The reason might be some work urgency or simply a personal preference which might lead to the decision. We are persistently being affected by changes and we have to encounter many problems while dealing with people of other cultures. When a person lives or works abroad he not only has to see some differences in the outside world but also some in him or herself.
Every person in this world has his or her own culture. Culture encompasses our entire life and we cannot be emancipated from the teachings of the culture which were ingrained into our minds by our parents. Some people contemplate that the different conflicting cultures may have adverse affects while others are adamant on the issue that there might my some fruitful affects.
When a person enters the global market, the global market entails him to make certain decisions which might be unethical or illegal for that person. Some Muslim women might regard it highly offensive if they were to asked to enter their work place without a scarf.
Similarly in most of the Asian countries it is regarded extremely offensive to shake hands with a woman while people in the European countries find it perfectly fine to do this particular activity.
There are also some benefits which might be taken if an individual accustoms himself to the culture. The familiarization and appreciation of a different culture might also have some benefits. Working in a foreign country will promote tolerance and respect for the other culture. There is equal respect given to both men and women working in company in America; however, a similar kind of behavior might not be expected in a company in Pakistan or India.