Drinking etiquette around the world

By Sue Bryant
26th September 2017

Getting into the spirit Raising a glass to toast a new business deal may seem like a simple celebration. Needless to say, it’s more complex than that……

The importance of intercultural understanding

By Terence Brake
22nd September 2017

Intercultural training is becoming more important than we might have imagined and in today’s borderless world, where cultures increasingly connect and collide, the art of finding distinctive or even unique characteristics of any national culture is becoming even harder….

10 top tips: Singaporean business etiquette

By Sue Bryant
20th September 2017

Singaporeans may identify first as Singaporean before Chinese, Malay or Indian. On the surface, Singapore is a high-tech, cosmopolitan environment, fast-paced and fashion conscious. But under the veneer of gleaming skyscrapers, designer shops and expensive cars is a complex cultural melting pot, with influences from Chinese to Malay to Indian….

How do leaders differ across cultures?

By Sue Bryant
18th September 2017

Leaders today need to be able to manage across cultures. They require a high degree of emotional intelligence, both in interpreting what others really mean and in deciding how best to be effective themselves within different cultures….

Understanding Germans: Top 12 tips on business etiquette

By Sue Bryant
11th September 2017

Germans have a certain reputation for being formal, punctual, direct, methodical and governed by rules. True, or stereotypical? Both, really. It’s true to say that Germans generally share a set of common cultural values. Here are 12 ways to make a good impression….

New survey reveals how different cultures and generations approach work

By Terence Brake
11th September 2017

New survey shows how different generations across 19 cultures approach work. The intent was to provide organizations with better generational preference data to help decision making about leadership development, technology, training, and culture-building. …

10 tips on how to work effectively with Norwegians

By Sue Bryant
6th September 2017

Norway frequently tops the league tables as one of the world’s happiest countries and one of the easiest with which to do business. Norwegians, generally, are highly educated, egalitarian, honest and straightforward. But what does it take to impress them in business?…