Americans vs Brits – culturally similar or worlds apart?

By Sue Bryant
16th November 2017

Americans and Brits can feel a world apart, culturally as well as geographically. The reality is, of course, that the two have an enormous amount in common in terms of history, values, popular culture and language….

The power of first impressions across cultures

By Patti McCarthy
20th October 2017

Currently 1 in 2 expatriate assignments are terminated early because the employee or their family aren’t happy. What makes the difference between success and failure as an expat? In my experience the happiest expats follow these habits. …

Drinking etiquette around the world

By Sue Bryant
26th September 2017

Getting into the spirit Raising a glass to toast a new business deal may seem like a simple celebration. Needless to say, it’s more complex than that……

Age and seniority

By Sue Bryant
12th April 2017

When working in a cross-cultural environment, it is important to understand the context in which different cultures view age and seniority, even if these do seem like rather sweeping generalizations….

The symbolism of flowers across cultures

By Sue Bryant
13th February 2017

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

How to get texting across cultures right

By Sue Bryant
3rd February 2017

Although a casual mode of communication, texting to a business contact is nonetheless a business communication, on which you could be judged……