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How to Help a Diverse Team Succeed (Financial Times)
Differing cultural assumptions can make it harder for teams to bond, and can lead to friction and misunderstandings, hampering the achievement of goals. To profit from diversity, workplaces need to support people to see beyond stereotyping and recognise the value in difference.
Managing virtual distance has become as important as face-to-face teamwork. Though global teams can be more expensive than creating silos, this cost is outweighed by the benefits of enhanced knowledge transfer.
Professionally, get to know as much about the company culture in your new country as possible. This means getting to know the characteristics and expectations of top executives and the history of the organisation in that location.