Cultural differences between USA and Germany

By Sue Bryant
31st October 2018

If we were to talk stereotypes, Americans may see Germans as too rigid and formal, while Germans may regard American as loud, over-familiar and sloppy in business. But are the two cultures really that far apart? Realistically speaking, no. Both cultures value teamwork, openness, honesty, cooperation, family values and hospitality. Both foster creativity and entrepreneurship, […]…

Death and dying: How different cultures view the end

By Sue Bryant
31st October 2018

Death is marked in so many ways around the world that an understanding of different rituals can be helpful, particularly in a cross cultural environment. It’s not death, as such, which is a universal experience, but the expression of grief that differs so much between cultures….

What is cultural intelligence?

By Terence Brake
29th October 2018

First there was IQ, then EQ, now there’s CQ – cultural intelligence, and it’s a skill everyone must have to function effectively across different cultures….

The intellectual thinking behind Country Navigator

By Laura Geaves
27th October 2018

Death is marked in so many ways around the world that an understanding of different rituals can be helpful, particularly in a cross cultural environment. It’s not death, as such, which is a universal experience, but the expression of grief that differs so much between cultures….

How our clients use Country Navigator

By Terence Brake
27th October 2018

Country Navigator can be used in many ways across organizations. Here’s a few examples of how our clients use Country Navigator. …

When businesses embrace a global mindset they get better results

By Christian
22nd October 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….