2018 Best Countries Report

By Terence Brake
25th January 2018

New report out ranking the top 10 countries for 2018. The report also includes the most popular and least popular politicians of the moment….

When businesses embrace a global mindset they get better results

By Christian
22nd January 2018

No matter whether you are expanding your business into foreign markets, trying to recruit the best candidates from a diverse talent pool, leading a multinational (and perhaps remote) team of people, or ensuring your marketing and branding messages are received in the intended way: cultural competence and having a global mindset – your ability to work and relate effectively across cultures and behavioral norms – is a key business skill….

10 cultural differences between China and the US

By Sue Bryant
19th January 2018

Chinese and American people will find they have more similarities than differences. People are motivated by the same things: comfort, money, providing for the family, job satisfaction and security. But each culture reaches these goals via different routes and on the surface, can sometimes seem poles apart. Understanding why people are driven to behave the way they do can go a long way to successful intercultural communication….

3 Resources for Managing Unconscious Bias

By Terence Brake
11th January 2018

The fact that we have unconscious biases has profound implications. When we make decisions about who gets a job, a promotion, or high profile assignment, we are very likely adding subliminal thoughts and feelings that have no basis in fact….

Hygge: How to get happy like the Danes

By Sue Bryant
11th January 2018

Danes consider hygge a defining part of their cultural identity. Some even claim this appreciation of cosiness is what makes them top of surveys about the world’s happiest people….

Recruiting across cultures    

By Sue Bryant
9th January 2018

Each culture has its own rules and procedures for interviewing. To get the best out of candidates you must respect their own cultures and norms. …