11 tips for making a good impression in Uganda

By Sue Bryant
10th November 2017

Uganda has successfully transformed itself from a country with a troubled past into one of Africa’s most stable and investment-friendly economies, with one of the largest consumer markets in East Africa. Kampala, the capital, is home to many multinational companies. Yet there are many dichotomies within this beautiful country. Extreme wealth and abject poverty; a surprisingly liberal attitude to some topics but a rigid stance against homosexuality that has been deeply condemned by other nations. Ugandans are friendly and welcoming, but there are things to bear in mind if you want to make a good impression….

Death and dying: How different cultures view the end

By Sue Bryant
2nd November 2017

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….

Should we celebrate cultural similarities rather than focus on differences?

By Sue Bryant
25th October 2017

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.

How to achieve business success in the UK: 10 tips and strategies

By Sue Bryant
24th October 2017

Britain is arguably characterized by more stereotypes than any other nation: red phone boxes, warm beer, Beefeaters, black cabs. And its people, with their stiff upper lip and mysterious class system.

Needless to say, many of these are either obsolete or on the edge of obscurity as old traditions make way for new technology and multiculturalism. But how do you make a good impression if you want to do business with enigmatic Brits? Here are our top ten tips….

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 […]…

Making your diversity training effective

By Terence Brake
10th October 2017

Research shows diversity training is not counter-productive as-long-as it triggers reward rather than threat responses. …

Best countries for professional women

By Sue Bryant
8th October 2017

If you’re female, ambitious, value a work-life balance but feel there’s something lacking in your life, you’d be best off looking for a job in Sweden. …

How to achieve business success in Hong Kong: 10 tips and strategies

By Sue Bryant
6th October 2017

Hong Kong: Bridging the gap Fast paced, busy Hong Kong is the bridge between China and the West. Yet doing business here is not quite the same as it is on the mainland – and at the same time, not as ‘westernised’ as you might think. Hong Kong Chinese are inherently different from those in […]…

Surface and deep culture differences

By Terence Brake
4th October 2017

When we start working with someone we notice the surface level cultural differences. Over time we become aware of the deeper cultural differences….

How to achieve business success in the US: 10 tips and strategies

By Sue Bryant
1st October 2017

According to the International Labour Organisation, Americans work longer hours than any other developed country – 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers and 499 more hours per year than French workers. The saying ‘Time is money’ may be a cliché, but it’s no joke. So how do you make a good impression in a country where everything seems to be done in a rush? Here are our top 12 tips.