The do’s and don’ts of greetings around the world

By Sue Bryant
3rd April 2019

Shaking hands may seem like a perfectly normal way to greet a business contact. Not necessarily, though. What happens if the other person doesn’t offer their hand? Or if you’re a woman in a conservative Muslim culture? Or if your counterpart greets you with a bow? Here’s a quick guide to five situations in which a little business etiquette understanding of different greetings around the world can go a long way….

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

By Sue Bryant
25th March 2019

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.

10 tips for doing business in China

By Terence Brake
22nd March 2019

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

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….

Death and dying: How different cultures view the end

By Sue Bryant
19th March 2019

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….

Can where you live impact your longevity?

By Sue Bryant
16th March 2019

Today’s workplaces are highly diverse. People of different generations, cultures, genders and faiths are thrown together and expected to function as a team. Managers need to be extremely culturally sensitive to get all these people to work in harmony. Simply acknowledging differences is not enough to promote diversity; these differences need to be celebrated, not just tolerated.

The rewards are great; diverse teams have a greater breadth of experience, perspective and approaches to problem-solving. A diverse team may well be an asset, too, in that it is an accurate reflection of your customer base. But how do you achieve a truly inclusive environment in the workplace? Here are 10 suggestions….

Want to live longer? Move to Italy 

By Sue Bryant
12th March 2019

According to the recently published Bloomberg Global Health Index, Italians have got something right, as they come out top, as the healthiest people in the world. …

Schedule a call
close slider
Schedule a conversation
Send us your details using the form below and one of our team will get back to you