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10 cultural differences between China and the US
Identifying cultural differences and similarities: China vs. the US Ultimately, Chinese and American people will find they have more similarities[...]
What impact does culture have on different generations?
More than ever, it seems we’re going through a cultural clash between age groups. Millennials see baby boomers as out[...]
10 tips on how to manage a diverse workforce
The benefits of a diverse workforce Today’s workplaces are highly diverse. People of different generations, cultures, genders and faiths are[...]

Global Etiquette

The meaning of silence in different cultures
Silence is golden, as the saying goes. But silence has many meanings in cross-cultural communication. Silence can be used to[...]
How do different cultures view smoking?
On a recent business trip to Croatia, I was invited to meet a contact in a local café. The first[...]

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10 cultural differences between China and the US
Identifying cultural differences and similarities: China vs. the US Ultimately, Chinese and American people will find they have more similarities[...]
Innovation revenue through diversity: Compelling new evidence
The evidence is clear: Management diversity boosts innovation What evidence? The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Technical University of[...]

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The Netherlands: A cultural video guide
A cultural guide to the Netherlands We are pleased to announce we have just added an in-depth guide to the Netherlands culture[...]
Video guide to Australia
A cultural guide to Australia We are pleased to announce we have just added an in-depth guide to Australian culture[...]
Four ways of building team spirit
This short video covers four ways of generating positive feelings between the members of a virtual, cross-cultural team, and so[...]

Travel and Living

9 things to remember when tipping around the world
Tipping culture around the world Rewarding good service can be a cultural minefield and a source of embarrassment. Tipping the[...]
6 superstitions international businesses people should respect
Superstition across cultures We all laugh at colleagues who read their horoscopes. But superstitions around the world have a tangible[...]
The do’s and don’ts of greetings around the world
Every culture has a unique way of greeting people Shaking hands may seem like a perfectly normal way of greeting a business[...]
Cultural intelligence of Christmas holidays around the world
Christmas is almost here and in Christian countries across the globe, work is winding down as the party season is[...]
Party planning across cultures: 16 do’s and don’ts  
Hosting a party is stressful enough in your own country, when you know all the people and the protocols. Planning[...]

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