Any successful businessman or expat knows how to build strong work relations in Belgium, and all of them have in common the fact that they studied the country’s culture, basic characteristics and the way to communicate with Belgians beforehand. You should also know and understand the history and current political situation of the country and … Continue reading How to Build Strong Work Relationships in Belgium
Prosperous business people know it: building strong work relationships in Hungary requires you to be aware of your own culture and at the same time very knowledgeable about the Hungarian culture. Hungarians are hard-working, enterprising, creative and enthusiastic. They are taught from an early age to aspire to perfection and may get frustrated or even … Continue reading How to Build Strong Work Relations in Hungary
Every successful business person knows it: building strong relationships in Poland requires you to be aware of your own culture and to be very knowledgeable about the Polish culture if you would like to build good work relations in this country. At first, Poles can sometimes appear to be over serious and unsmiling until they start … Continue reading How to Build Strong Work Relationships in Poland
Germans value order, privacy and punctuality. And sometimes it becomes very difficult to build work relationships with Germans because they are prudent, hardworking and industrious. Germans respect perfectionism in both their private and business life, and in their approach to work they tend to focus on achieving the task at hand. Interpersonal relationships play a … Continue reading How to Build Strong Work Relations in Germany
If you want to build strong work relationships in Brazil, it is very important to be aware both of the Brazilian culture and your own culture. First of all, be prepared to commit long-term resources (to be exact in time and money) if you want to establish strong relationships in Brazil. This is the key … Continue reading How to Build Strong Work Relations in Brazil
It is obvious, that building relationships takes time and in India you should proceed in this way, because it is a country where it is very important to ensure trust. Indians only deal favorably with those they know and trust – even at the expense of lucrative deals. It is vital that a good trusting relationship … Continue reading Build strong, long-term relationships in India.
Do you feel at ease when dealing with foreigners? Do you get the job done when working with people from other countries? If you encounter many misunderstandings and feel exhausted, it is time that you start thinking in terms of Cultural Intelligence. What is Culturally Intelligent? Well, in its basic meaning, it refers to the … Continue reading Do you want to boost your cultural intelligence?
Due to globalization, employee mobility has increased immensely during the last decades. On top of corporate relocations, millions of people relocate individually or become global nomads. Consequently, there is a natural need for information on how to go through the transition phase efficiently and adjust quickly to a new culture: professionally and personally. Communication problems are … Continue reading Avoid cultural misunderstandings during your stay abroad.
Let me ask you a question, have you ever experienced a conference call or an international meeting that seemed to be a bulletproof success but turned out to a disaster? In more than 80% it is a matter of cultural misunderstandings. Working successfully in an international job (F2F or virtually) requires excellent cross-cultural skills and … Continue reading Boost your cross-cultural competence