How to Survive Workplace Culture Shock

I’ve dealt with a lot of culture shock in my life. I’ve lived in 3 countries outside of the US, and each time, the relocation caused a certain amount of stress, frustration, and more than once, depression. This changed with time, after becoming acclimated, but struck with a forcefulness I wasn’t expecting when I returned to the US permanently. This is what some people call “reverse culture shock.” Culture shock occurs when we’re feeling apprehensive and/or insecure in a new environment – and that includes work environments. When we’re suddenly confronted with a new life or a new way...

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