The Tech Professional's Guide to Communicating in a Global Workplace

Adapting Across Cultural and Gender Boundaries

Authors: Wells, April

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  • Addresses gaps in communication ability often faced in the world of technology
  • Covers cultures found within a company as well as cultures across national boundaries
  • Provides valuable insight to communicate confidently and professionally
  • Enhances your career by helping you adapt and communicate with colleagues from different cultures
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About this book

Information technologists are increasingly being made part of global teams, and are confronting the challenges of communicating across a variety of linguistic and cultural boundaries. This book helps you know what to say, what not to say, and even where to sit in meetings and in social situations.
The Tech Professional's Guide to Communicating in a Global Workplace shows you how to effectively communicate across a variety of different cultures within and across organizations. You will become aware of cultural differences from one country or region to another, between various groups at the local level, and across groups such as developers to DBAs, IT staff to business people, women to men, people approaching retirement to people coming into the organization fresh out of college, and more. 
The author provides her personal experiences and shares anecdotes as well as lessons learned, key takeaways, and references for further reading. Whether it is face to face, over the phone, via email or instant messenger, or in a presentation, meeting, or report, the ability to communicate effectively is critical.

What You'll Learn

  • Concisely communicate with the right audience in the right way
  • Write emails that are understood and get the results you want
  • Improve personal reputation as an effective communicator
  • Communicate across cultural boundaries without offending
  • Present the desired impression in business situations
  • Grow professionally by adjusting your communication style

Who This Book Is For

Programmers and system administrators, including database administrators

About the authors

April Wells has been in IT for over 20 years. She is an Oracle database administrator and Applications DBA with experience in large companies, mid-sized companies, and startups. She has international experience in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. April's international work has brought her into contact with people from all levels of organization and walks of life, impressing upon her the need to adapt to better facilitate effective communication across cultures, ages, and genders. She has made many of the mistakes and learned much the hard way so you don't have to.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £15.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3471-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3470-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tech Professional's Guide to Communicating in a Global Workplace
Book Subtitle
Adapting Across Cultural and Gender Boundaries
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
April Wells
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3471-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3471-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3470-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 139
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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