Thanks dukes, dahiya and econgirl
Let me clarify the theme a bit more
Well the exact situation I had in mind was
At the client site most developers had ten plus years of focused experience in one technology (c++ programming language) and domain (Energy sector) and I had just five years in a variety of technologies and business domains. Also the manager at the client site was a senior developer who was involved in the project since its inception.
To the clientâ€™s developers I was like a manager managing my team which was based in India. It was difficult for them to accept me in that role because of my lack of depth in both technology and business domain. I knew that if I had to continue my work smoothly and earn a name for my company I had to make myself acceptable to the team.
So My solution
1) Observed the work culture of client (noticed that most people place personal issues above meeting deadlines, do not work late nights and weekends. Also noticed they were very weak in knowledge management and testing quality processes)
2) In our work culture we even work at times 24*7. I leveraged on extra time available to studiy thier technoloogy and domain, and helped them establish metrics for testing and quality and earned an acceptance with the team as a capable team member. Also leveraged on the time zone differences to meet deadlines. Gradually inspite of my lack of expertise I gained an acceptance
What I wanted to know is does this qualify as a case of culture shock?
Will this create a negative impression of me as a workaholic
(which i am at time though)
Also If this is not good enough Is it possible to use a casual event like I went touring In tokyo. I was shocked to see people drink beer in a Buddha temple. Drinking in a temple?? This was so against my culture (buddha being an Indian god as well) It took a while to get adjusted to the mannerisms out there and eventually got over it.