Guide to the Dutch: How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. The Dutch appear to be like many other Europeans. However, when you live and work in the Netherlands for a longer period of time, you will … Continue reading .
Imagine you’re in a race. You put all your willpower and strength to win this race and so far things are looking up for you. You trained extra hard for this race because you know the grand price is worth giving your all. The grand price is 1milion dollars. So far you are ahead of … Continue reading Crack the “Millennials” code
I love final deadlines. I love when we whistle past them at full speed… Does this sound familiar to you? Most managers face this problem while working with foreigners or Millenials. But how can you assure that your international partners or young colleagues will meet the agreed deadlines? You might find the short answer here… …but … Continue reading I love final deadlines
The professional work space is shifting from local teams to global virtual teams. Is it different, or is it just more communication via the internet? The answer is that ‘virtual’ leadership really is something different. It requires different skills. Watch the video to find out more. Continue reading Go virtual for 2017!
What if I told you that letting Jamal go, because he is moving to Memphis yet he is your best associate, is not the only option you have? Or that opening that branch in Delhi, does not require you to send a team from your office in Charlton every week to make sales? Or that, … Continue reading Virtual Team Building
When your team mates work in a different time zone, have different cultures and are working on multiple projects, it is easy to lose sight on the project deadlines and timelines and become less and less efficient. It becomes extremely difficult to coordinate with your team mates and in the eventuality, project failure occurs. In … Continue reading Challenges Facing Global Virtual Teams
It is always difficult to please and understand a Japanese person because of cultural differences and the language barrier. In general, hard-selling tactics do not work in this country and you should avoid using hand gestures to explain your points. In Japan, the best option is to use a qualitative approach which consists in delivering … Continue reading Japan – Is running meetings difficult?
2 out of 5 people around the world believe that the traditional employment structure will not be around in the future. The sharing with Airbnb and Uber is clearly expanding in the workplace. How? Short term assignments, working for a few geographically dispersed companies simultaneously and taking time off regularly will be soon the key elements … Continue reading Uberisation of The Workforce
During any kind of business transactions, Japanese value high protocol, and especially etiquette. This rule is valid for foreigners living in Japan as well. Nevertheless, in many cases Japanese people are forgiving to foreigners because they demonstrate respect and effort to grasp Japanese culture and business etiquette. If you have some issues, they will lend … Continue reading 3 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO CONSIDER WHILE RUNNING A BUSINESS MEETING IN JAPAN
Many things have been said about Russian businesses or how to conduct business in Russia, but sometimes you need some guidelines on how to run a successful business meeting with Russians. As we know, cultures are different, and some things that are normal in your country might not be the same in other countries. Nowadays … Continue reading Tips to consider when running a business meeting in Russia