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.

11 tips to become a successful international team: high performance and fun while collaborating

Collaborating with people from different countries can be both successful and fun at the same time. More importantly, international teams can truly perform at a high level if they keep a few crucial tips in mind. The following guide will teach team leaders and members some important ground rules. How does your team fare when it comes to these factors? Let us know! Continue reading

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14 recent tips for your China contacts

Our latest impulse article summarizes some of the most important China business tips for you. Your advantages? Less concerns when contacting people from China, more fun working internationally and better/faster results. Sound good? Then go for it! 😉 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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Dealing with employees in China

A high amount of personal interest in employees in China is not only a sign of a good leader, but it also brings about employees’ loyalty and willingness to perform. Find out in today’s blog post what you should keep in mind when dealing with Chinese employees.

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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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Employee leadership in India

A number of leadership styles can be found in Indian companies – from hierarchical and authoritarian to patriarchal and cooperative. If you find yourself in a situation to lead Indian employees, there are a lot of particularities to keep in mind. Read today’s blog post to find out how to collaborate with Indian employees successfully and how to achieve your goals without a significant loss in time or quality. 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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Practical strategies for successful collaboration in virtual international teams

According to a recent study, 67 percent of managers find that their virtual teams perform worse than comparable local teams. A mere ten percent of respondents attributed outstanding performance to their virtual work groups. Insights can be gleaned from both sides, which is why we looked more closely at practical examples and derived findings from them.

Our article reveals how you can get your virtual international teams working at their true peak performance without sacrificing enjoyment in the actual tasks at hand.

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