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.

Time management in Hungary

In today’s blog post, we’d like to address cooperation between Germany and Hungary. The economic relationship between these two countries is vigorous. Germany’s share of Hungary’s foreign trade amounts to around 25 percent. Germany is thus Hungary’s most important trading partner and its most significant direct investor. In today’s post, you’ll learn some fundamental tips to keep in mind when communicating with Hungarian business partners and colleagues. Continue reading

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Successful communication in Thailand

There are a multitude of different ethnicities and cultures in Thailand, which is why it’s not always so easy to find your bearings there. This can particularly be felt in everyday business communications, which are significantly influenced by Thailand’s cultural values. We would thus like to use today’s blog post to give you important tips on how to successfully communicate with Thai business partners. Continue reading

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French business life

France has been Germany’s largest export market for some time, but despite the countries’ long-standing relationship, problems constantly crop up when it comes to economic cooperation. As a result, we’d like to take today’s blog post to cover certain peculiarities of the French business culture. Continue reading

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Hierarchy: Cultural differences

Experience has shown that dealing with hierarchy is one of the most important topics when it comes to work-related communication. Considered simply, there are two distinct styles worldwide with different advantages and disadvantages: a hierarchy-oriented style and a style with the flattest hierarchies possible. Our article reveals important background information on both. 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. Continue reading

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Know-how for expats in Mexico

For several years now, Mexico has been an increasingly popular destination for expats. A lot of them end up in major hubs such as Mexico City, Querétaro and Puebla. People on assignment there are often confronted with the country’s cultural peculiarities not only in business situations, but also in everyday life. In today’s blog post, you’ll find out what you need to keep in mind as an expat in Mexico. Continue reading

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Greetings in Japan

There are a few communication fundamentals that need to be kept in mind in the Land of the Rising Sun. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn whether you should bow when meeting Japanese business partners and what needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to Japanese first and last names. Continue reading

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Czech Republic: Business meetings

Meetings play an important role in the Czech business world. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn the similarities and differences between the German and Czech meeting cultures, as well as what to expect when you’re invited to lunch or dinner. Continue reading

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