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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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Do your foreign contacts often say “yes” and then do nothing? Do you never get negative feedback?

Especially in very indirect cultures there is a tendency not to speak out negative things openly. Instead, you usually say “yes”, even though you cannot complete a task at all, for example. Or you only get to hear praise, although … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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