10 tips for doing business in India

By Terence Brake
28th February 2019

Learn all about Indian business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

10 top tips: Singaporean business etiquette

By Sue Bryant
28th February 2019

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….

Understanding Germans: Top 12 tips on business etiquette

By Sue Bryant
20th February 2019

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….

10 tips for doing business in France

By Terence Brake
20th February 2019

Learn all about French business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

Should we celebrate cultural similarities rather than focus on differences?

By Sue Bryant
19th February 2019

We talk a lot about cultural differences; identifying them, observing them, trying to work around them. But what about finding common ground with other cultures in business instead? Trying to discover cultural similarities and to use these as a basis for a working relationship can often be a more positive approach in a cross-cultural environment. Here are a few points to consider.

7 follow up techniques to improve your training ROI

By Patti McCarthy
19th February 2019

We often compare one culture against another to improve our cross-cultural awareness. But what’s to say any particular culture is homogenous? Take the United States, for example. Whether you’re actually from the US, or visiting from another country on business, you may encounter many different sets of cultural values, depending on where you travel. While many Americans share a set of core values, personally and in business, variations around the country have been shaped by an enormous range in faith, ethnicity, waves of immigration, industry and physical conditions. Here are just a few cultural differences – although this list is arguably merely scratching the surface….

The symbolism of flowers across cultures

By Sue Bryant
14th February 2019

With Valentine’s Day approaching we ask the question – “What flowers are appropriate to give in which cultures across the World.” …

Are all Americans culturally the same?

By Sue Bryant
13th February 2019

We often compare one culture against another to improve our cross-cultural awareness. But what’s to say any particular culture is homogenous? Take the United States, for example. Whether you’re actually from the US, or visiting from another country on business, you may encounter many different sets of cultural values, depending on where you travel. While many Americans share a set of core values, personally and in business, variations around the country have been shaped by an enormous range in faith, ethnicity, waves of immigration, industry and physical conditions. Here are just a few cultural differences – although this list is arguably merely scratching the surface….

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