With today’s increasingly global workplace and diversity, knowing how to lead a cross-cultural team should be part of every leader’s skill set. In Malaysia, workplaces and offices are filled with people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, which make for a very diverse working environment. Here, the cultural diversity can manifest itself in different ways such as language, culture, behavioral differences due to norms and values, and even have different meanings attached to words, ideas or actions. Therefore, it’s important to be aware and learn what those differences are, because one’s cultural background informs how we interact with others. Here are 5 things to be aware of when doing just that.