Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in…
Cross-Cultural Challenges and Adjustments of Expatriates: A Case Study in Malaysia
An individual who is not a citizen of the country of which he or she is assigned to work in.
The indirect and non-confrontational behaviour of Malaysians
Difficulty in understanding the dress code of the locals
Being cautious over religious issues
Addressing names of Malaysians according to social status
Unavailability of a structured cross cultural training program
Self-read books and media
Becoming more tolerant and optimistic about the locals and environment.
Developing and unleashing
Team & individual performance
Career Development (CD)
Training & Development (T&D)
Cross Cultural Training (CCT)
Faced challenges in foreign country
Content of CCT
Selected in accordance with the hardness of the culture of host country (Shen, 2005)
Mendenhall and Oddou (1985)
Language instruction training
The content, mode of delivery and training rigour are important factors in determining the success of training and development programmed for overseas assignments.
Organizational Development (OD)
Improve training content
Good workers will lead to a better quality of work