10 tips for doing business in the USA

By Terence Brake
21st March 2019

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

Interview: Are universities failing to teach intercultural competence?

By Laura Geaves
19th March 2019

Travelling on business and living and working in another culture can be an exciting, enriching experience. But for members of the LGBTQ community, an international assignment requires far more thought and planning, whether it’s simply inviting a partner on a business trip or embarking on a whole new life abroad. An individual may be completely comfortable in their own culture, and in your corporate culture, but how will they fare in another, possibly less open-minded culture?…

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 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….

Want to be a better intercultural trainer? Go virtual

By Terence Brake
1st June 2018

If you’re a trainer and scared to try virtual classrooms, don’t hesitate – it will make you a better trainer. Here’s 4 things you need to know about starting virtual training. …

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….

Country Navigator: Introducing our cross-cultural training tool

By Laura Geaves
13th October 2017

Country Navigator is the market leading cross cultural training tool, offering the most intuitive platform and interactive user experience. We’re very pleased to announce we have just launched a new video which shows how our tool, Country Navigator works. The short video will let you explore the cultural assessment and profile, cultural comparisons, country guides […]…

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