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