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.

Negotiations in China: Part 1

Business practices can differ depending on cultural regions, and this is especially true with negotiations. Different communication and negotiation styles can cause misunderstandings that, in the worst case, can lead to the termination of your business relationships. To prevent this from happening to you and to ensure that you’re as well prepared as possible for your negotiations with Chinese people, we’d like to give you some important tips in the following blog post. Continue reading

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The image of Germany abroad

According to a global study run by the GfK market-research institute, Germany enjoys a particularly high degree of respect throughout the world. What’s more, in many countries German qualities count as exemplary. So what exactly makes something “typically German”, what’s the image of Germany in other countries – and which areas of the business world pose a special challenge for foreign people coming to Germany? Continue reading

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Decision-making in South Africa

South Africa – most people initially think about Cape Town, heat and wild animals. But did you also know that South Africa has evolved into one of the most important industrialized nations on the continent? In today’s blog post, we’d like to address this exotic country and explain to you how decisions are made there and how this can affect your business. Continue reading

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Proper names and forms of address in Russia

Names are extremely important in Russia. Even with simple greetings such as “Good afternoon” or “Good morning”, when people’s names are known, those names are usually mentioned. Read in today’s blog post about what should be kept in mind when addressing Russians and using Russian names, as well as what this can mean for your everyday business in Russia. Continue reading

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Italian etiquette: Dealing with rules

“Italians don’t follow rules, and they’re always late.” Maybe you’ve run across this statement yourself. But what can this perception be attributed to, and what’s behind it? In today’s blog post, we’d like to address this issue and explain how it can affect your undertakings with Italian business partners. Continue reading

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Personnel management “made in the USA”

The majority of top managers worldwide come from the USA. A variety of rankings that list the best global managers are led by managers from America. On the one hand, this is certainly due to the fact that a lot of major corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are headquartered there. On the other hand, it’s also doubtless due to the leadership skills of certain individuals. In this week’s blog post, you’ll get fundamental information on the American leadership style, on employee motivation and on the requirements of a good manager in the USA. Continue reading

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Bulgarian collaborations

The Bulgarian economy is flourishing and has been registering continuous growth for years, which greatly pleases the rest of the global market. For that reason, we want to use today’s blog post to give you some tips that should be kept in mind when it comes to collaborations with Bulgarians. Continue reading

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Negotiations in Singapore

Singapore ranks among the fastest developing tiger economies, and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia has quite a few particularities. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn important information about Singaporean business manners, which will especially help with your negotiations.

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