Tag Archives: Cross-cultural Training

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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Employee leadership “Made in Japan”

In Japan, very special cultural challenges are waiting for western visitors, which can also have an impact on business cooperation. Today we want to provide you with important background information on the topics of hierarchy, seniority and leadership.

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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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Leadership “made in the US”

Various rankings, which list the best global executives, are led by managers from the USA. One reason for that might be because many large corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are located on site. But, there might also … 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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Relationship management in Turkish

If you want to do business in Turkey successfully, you should proceed differently than you normally would at home. In today’s post, we’d like to give you some valuable tips on which cultural characteristics to keep in mind when it … 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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