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.

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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Leadership “made in the US”

Various rankings, which list the best global executives, are led by managers from the USA. One reason for that might be because many large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are located on site. But, there might also be a special American leadership style which is simply more successful than others.

Let’s take a closer look! Today’s post gives you basic information about the American leadership style, the subject of employee motivation and the requirements for a good manager in the US.

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Proper [in]direct communication

Learn practical tips and strategies on how to best deal with direct and indirect people! In this way you can achieve your professional goals faster and with a lot less worries.

As you surely know from your own surroundings, certain people communicate more directly than others. These people don’t mind telling you their opinions very openly, regardless of whether you’ll take it positively or negatively. On the other hand, you certainly also know people who tend to communicate more tactfully and thus place more value on the way things are said. From a global perspective, individual countries usually lean more toward one of these forms of communication than the other. Continue reading

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Relationship management in Turkish

If you want to do business in Turkey successfully, you should proceed differently than you normally would at home. In today’s post, we’d like to give you some valuable tips on which cultural characteristics to keep in mind when it comes to your business in Turkey. Continue reading

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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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