Definition of Culture Shock

Culture shock is defined as the difference in the feelings, norms, or behaviors when an individual visit an unknown country or city especially people moving abroad. We see the world from our own eyes with limited exposure and perception about other things.


In business terms, an employee feels culture shock if he didn’t fit right with the organizational culture of the company. Similarly, project leaders face culture shock when they are overseeing the project which is abroad and they have to travel there to manage teams and work. It’s challenging both on the psychological and physical end to deal with the people living in a different society.

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