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.

Characteristically German

The German economy has been growing continually for several years, which is reflected in increasing wages. More and more international workers are consequently coming to Germany, who are then confronted with the peculiarities of the German culture and business world. That’s why we’re dedicating today’s blog post to the putatively “typical” German characteristics and the cultural differences between the old and new federal states of Germany. Continue reading

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Process management in China

In recent months, the Chinese stock market has shown considerable growth. But economic and political events throughout the world could significantly influence these figures, as many experts fear. This is where strategic management comes into play. This, in addition to handling problems in general, are done differently in China. In this week’s blog post, we’d consequently like to get you a little more familiar with the particularities of process management in the Middle Kingdom. Continue reading

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Negotiation success in Turkey

A lot of Germans have or have had contact with the Turkish culture, either professionally or privately, which is why this country may no longer seem all that “different” to some people. But numerous testimonials from German-Turkish projects show that this may be a fallacy. This is why we’re addressing the Turkish culture and business world in today’s blog post, in addition to focusing specifically on the topic of negotiation management. Continue reading

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Communicating the American way

Numerous economic collaborations and overseas projects exist between American companies and corporations abroad. However, these collaborations don’t always run smoothly, not least due to cultural differences in general and to different modes of communication in particular. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn important fundamental tips on how to deal with your American counterpart. Continue reading

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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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