Introducing the US Culture Series
by: Grayson Leverenz
Culture’s influence on business success fascinates me. I love studying world cultures, comparing them with my own and figuring out how to work with people. Is it best to start a meeting right on time, or to allow a few minutes for socializing first? Should I call people by their first names, or would that be insulting?
Working with the intercultural specialists at RW3, I’m proud to present US Culture, the next series of MBA in the USA™ articles. Using RW3’s CultureWizard definitions, we’ll dive into the dimensions of US culture, and explore what you can expect from your US counterparts as you pursue an MBA in the USA.
One caveat: I’m writing these articles based on the US country profile. Every person you encounter during your MBA experience will be different. Some will fit the US dimensions perfectly; others will be variations on a theme. Either way, having a basic knowledge of US culture will help immensely as you complete your MBA journey.