Expat blogger Matthew Gain taps into recent news stories about how Australians behave in the workplace and discusses his own experiences working in London. He suggests that Australian directness can indeed be a problem when adapting into other workplace environments, and that this isn't always obvious if you work in an apparently similar culture like the UK:
In my case I spent six months not knowing what I didn't know and so went about my business thinking it was easy and exactly the same as back home. The next six months were some of the hardest in my working life as I realised what I didn't know.
Have you found being Australian a help or a hindrance when working overseas (or dealing with overseas organisations)? Share your experience in the comments.