Are you a Project Management Consultant looking for opportunities in Middle East?
How much do you know of Business Anthropology that would impact your success?
Many Western Firms are interested in working in Middle East, but getting along side with all the cultural differences overshadows their ability to be competitive with the Home Based Companies.
During my education in the States, we had a subject in regards to Business Anthropology. To many of us that course didn’t mean a lot and didn’t sound too important. However, after working over ten years in the region, I have realized that one of the factors contributing to my success was understanding and applying my knowledge of Anthropology in Business.
Are you a Freelance Project Manager interested to learn more about the business culture difference in dealing with your Middle Eastern counterparts?
American companies usually compare Japanese, German, and Mexican work ethics and culture to get a better understanding of more rigid, similar and weaker levels of behaviors compared to their own.
As a project manager, one should understand where the target market falls within the above spectrum.
Middle Eastern population is as smart as Westerns when it comes to Finance and Investment, however, they lack the expertise in dealing with others in a strict and disciplined World-class professional project management standards.
PMI-ism and Cultural Collaboration
Fortunately, with the wide spread of PMP certification across the world, Middle Eastern consultants are becoming more familiar with these professional project management standards, and they are becoming familiar with the terminology, language and procedures of the profession.
One of the main goals of PManagers.org is to raise awareness for these differences for its members, and to connect similar minded freelance and company-employed Project Managers in an organization to collaborate on these experiences and find collective solutions for improvement of all its members.