Research shows that empathy at work, as well as anytime, brings positive effects. Empathy facilitates stress reduction, calms the nervous system, reduces the risk of burnout, and helps you get out of yourself which leads to an increase in your concern for others needs.
Culture Shock is the stress reaction that often accompanies an international relocation. It arises because many of the unwritten codes, assumptions, and expectations are not the same as they are back home. This can be stressful, even if you are not aware of what is happening.
Is your inner critic hard on you when you make mistakes that have a negative impact on you and your company? I know mine can be.