blog: cross-cultural training

Our blog keeps you informed about the cultural characteristics of different cultures and countries. This will ensure that you have the most up-to-date background knowledge, including information on such topics as negotiations in China, leading employees in Brazil or successfully writing e-mails with Italians. Furthermore, you will get the latest news about cross-cultural communication and cross-cultural training.

In case you’re interested in seminars, workshops or coaching on these topics, here’s an overview of our services, which we offer worldwide.

Being hosted in India – Part 1

In addition to your business dealings with Indians, there will also be a number of situations on your business trip in which you act on your own private behalf. In India, a country in which personal relationships play an important role, you’re also likely to get private invitations to your host’s home or to restaurants. In our blog posts over the next few weeks, you’ll learn what to keep in mind when you’re being hosted by your business partner in India. In the first part of our three-part series, we’d like to give you some general tips on how to be a good guest.

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Business basics in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 2, which gives us a nice occasion to take a closer look at this exciting Southeast Asian country. Find out in today’s blog post which cultural characteristics can affect business there and how you can best handle them.

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Characteristics of the Gulf states

“The Arab world” is a broad term describing numerous countries across Asia and Africa. It includes 24 sovereign states in which Arabic is spoken. In today’s blog post, we mainly want to take a look at the countries along the Arabian Gulf. We’ll answer the questions of which countries actually count as Gulf states and what peculiarities can be expected in business life there.

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Romania: Establishing business contacts

The Romanian economy has been booming for several years. This has been especially noticeable in the automotive and electrical engineering industries. Since many German companies are working closer and closer with Romania, today we want to take a closer look at the cultural values of Romania and their influence on the business world. Continue reading

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Characteristically German

The German economy has been growing continually for several years, which is reflected in increasing wages. More and more international workers are consequently coming to Germany, who are then confronted with the peculiarities of the German culture and business world. That’s why we’re dedicating today’s blog post to the putatively “typical” German characteristics and the cultural differences between the old and new federal states of Germany. Continue reading

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Process management in China

In recent months, the Chinese stock market has shown considerable growth. But economic and political events throughout the world could significantly influence these figures, as many experts fear. This is where strategic management comes into play. This, in addition to handling problems in general, are done differently in China. In this week’s blog post, we’d consequently like to get you a little more familiar with the particularities of process management in the Middle Kingdom. Continue reading

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Negotiation success in Turkey

A lot of Germans have or have had contact with the Turkish culture, either professionally or privately, which is why this country may no longer seem all that “different” to some people. But numerous testimonials from German-Turkish projects show that this may be a fallacy. This is why we’re addressing the Turkish culture and business world in today’s blog post, in addition to focusing specifically on the topic of negotiation management. Continue reading

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Communicating the American way

Numerous economic collaborations and overseas projects exist between American companies and corporations abroad. However, these collaborations don’t always run smoothly, not least due to cultural differences in general and to different modes of communication in particular. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn important fundamental tips on how to deal with your American counterpart. Continue reading

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