Author Archives: Markus Eidam

About Markus Eidam

Nach meinem insgesamt vierjährigen Aufenthalt in verschiedenen Ländern dieser Welt bin ich seit dem Jahr 2004 Geschäftsführer bei den Auslands-Experten von Eidam & Partner. In jüngeren Jahren habe ich Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Erwachsenenbildung und Psychologie studiert und mich zum Trainer, Coach und Personalfachwirt der IHK ausbilden lassen. Unser Unternehmen bietet Ihnen Interkulturelles Training, Interkulturelles Coaching, Consulting und eLearning zu 80 Zielländern.

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 … 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, … Continue reading

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Direct and indirect communication

Today we’d like to introduce you to a cultural difference that causes misunderstandings in global collaborations extremely often. You’ll encounter the issue of direct and indirect communication when collaborating with people all over the world, wherever they come from. Because … Continue reading

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Proper [in]direct communication

As you surely know from your own surroundings, certain people communicate more directly than others. These people don’t mind telling you their opinions openly and honestly, regardless of whether you’ll take it positively or negatively. On the other hand, you … Continue reading

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Business meals in the land of the moose

Experience has shown that a relaxed atmosphere, pleasant conversations and the enjoyment of good food help intensify and strengthen business relationships. In this article, we’d like to introduce to you some important cultural characteristics regarding business meals in Sweden.

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Business meetings in Great Britain

Business meetings are largely considered a key element of corporate communication on the British Isles. They can vary in style, but they’re nevertheless a crucial component in the United Kingdom’s business world. In this article, we’d like to introduce you … Continue reading

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Giving gifts in China

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ve been wondering whether you’ve already bought all your Christmas presents for your business partners. This led us to today’s blog post about gifts in the People’s Republic of China.

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