How to develop your cultural curiosity

By Terence Brake
11th January 2018

Without cultural curiosity we are closed to learning about others who are different from ourselves. In global business, this results in…

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 beat the January blues

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. …

The do’s and don’ts of greetings around the world

By Sue Bryant
9th January 2018

Shaking hands may seem like a perfectly normal way to greet a business contact. Not necessarily, though. What happens if the other person doesn’t offer their hand? Or if you’re a woman in a conservative Muslim culture? Or if your counterpart greets you with a bow? Here’s a quick guide to five situations in which a little business etiquette understanding of different greetings around the world can go a long way….