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.

Collectivist or individualist? Cultural differences in group behavior!

Do you have a lot of casual acquaintances? Or a close, steady circle of friends? Maybe even since childhood? We introduce you to the world’s most important differences in group behavior among people. … What’s in it for you? The article tells you how you can make your international work easier and, above all, more effective!

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Tips, tricks and strategies for dealing with individualists and collectivists

This article will give you specific tips and strategies on how to best deal with individualists and collectivists. This way you can achieve your personal goals more easily.

You can learn more about the background to both cultural styles in our main article. However, you can find specific tips and tricks here. 🙂

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Management in the Arab world

What’s expected from a “good” manager in the Arab world? Why is networking important for managers? And why should invitations often be expressed three times? We’ll answer these questions and more for you in todays blog post. Continue reading

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Your international contacts fulfil tasks too late?

Does that sound familiar to you? The deadlines have been agreed upon and communicated clearly. Your own tasks were not only processed on time, but also in very good quality. Unfortunately, your international business partner or colleague finishes his or her tasks much too late. No trace of punctuality. Again.

We’ll tell you how to enhance reliability on the part of your international counterparts!

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Teamwork with the French – Part 1

We want to devote this and the next blog post to the topic of teamwork with French team members. Here are the initial questions we intend to answer: What do French people understand by the term “teamwork”? What needs to be kept in mind with regard to direct conversations? How can you “score points” on a private level as well?
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The best tips and strategies from 16 years of Eidam & Partner trainings

I myself have conducted more than 100 cross-cultural trainings for our company. An important module in these is the exchange of experiences between participants. Over the last 16 years, this has allowed me to learn a multitude of unbelievably good tips and strategies from my participants’ international work lives.

In today’s article, I’d like to introduce you to the very best proposed solutions from this massive collection – a sort of “best of” from the last 16 years; from my participants for my participants. Enjoy!

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Negotiations in China: Part 1

Business practices can differ depending on cultural regions, and this is especially true with negotiations. Different communication and negotiation styles can cause misunderstandings that, in the worst case, can lead to the termination of your business relationships.

To prevent this from happening to you and to ensure that you’re as well prepared as possible for your negotiations with Chinese people, we’d like to give you some important tips in the following blog post. Continue reading

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Overcoming hierarchical differences

There are certain cultures in which a lot of value is placed on hierarchies – for example, in Japan, South Korea and Brazil. In contrast, there are also countries and regions where almost all people tend to be treated equally, where hierarchy is considered rather unimportant; examples include Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada.

This article will give you specific tips and strategies on how to best handle both styles and how to achieve your personal goals easier and with fewer gray hairs. Continue reading

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