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.

Employee leadership “Made in Japan”

Very particular cultural blunders lie in wait for Western visitors in the Land of the Rising Sun, blunders that can affect their professional collaborations. German managers notice these very often in Japan. That’s why we want to give you some important background information on the topics of hierarchy and seniority, as well as some valuable tips on your particular leadership position.

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YOUR INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS DO NOT ANSWER YOUR E-MAILS? WE TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN DO!

Not receiving e-mail answers can thwart efficient work and be stressful, especially when you’re waiting on an important answer that doesn’t arrive. Today’s blog post will provide you with tips and strategies on how you can deliberately improve your e-mail response rate with foreign contacts.

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Being hosted in India – Part 3: Table manners

In the last part of this series, we’d like to address the topic of table manners in India. In the process, we’ll answer the following questions: How should I behave at the table in India, and what should I avoid?

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Being hosted in India – Part 2: Hospitality gifts

Being hosted in India – Part 2: Hospitality gifts

Following our last blog post, which included general tips on how to behave as a guest in India, this week we’re going to address the topic of hospitality gifts. Among other things, you’ll learn which gifts go down particularly well and which ones should be avoided.

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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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