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What is Intercultural Communication and Why is it Important?

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Intercultural Communication is a mammoth topic.

It has so many facets, angles and sub-topics that doing it any real justice requires lengthy and considered research.

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Doing Business in Saudi Arabia as a Woman

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If you’re looking for guidance on being a foreign businesswoman in Saudi Arabia, then you’re off to a good start.

Researching Saudi culture and society demonstrates you already have some awareness that things work a little differently in Saudi Arabia.

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Three Tips for Doing Business in Canada and Navigating the Culture

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If you’re off to Canada on business, then it’s important to make a great impression from the get-go!

Learning about the country, people and their business culture will go a long way in helping you succeed.

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A Case Study in Japanese Business Culture and Humour

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Business case studies are a great way of learning.

If you want to learn more about Japanese business culture and practices, then this case study will give you some great insights.

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Cultural Awareness in International Business

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Being aware of cultural differences is crucial if you work in international business.

Anyone who believes that “everyone does business the same” will soon get a shock once they start to work with other cultures.

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What Should be Covered in a Cultural Training Course?

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'Cultural Training’ course content should include everything necessary to help people new to a country, understand and navigate the local culture.

This understanding gives learners an advantage when working in or with a foreign country by equipping them with shortcuts on how to work effectively.

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How NOT to Build Business Relationships with Americans

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Cultures build relationships in different ways.

Understanding these cultural differences can be the difference between success and failure.

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What Should I Know About British Business Etiquette?

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The British are known for their manners.

If you’re working with British people, it’s a good idea to get to grips with their culture.

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How to Shake Hands with the Japanese

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Shaking hands is common in Japanese culture.

However, it is not a habit that’s native to them - meaning there are some cultural differences.

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The 5 Pillars of High Performing Multicultural Teams

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Working in culturally diverse teams is becoming more common.

Communicating and collaborating across time zones, languages and cultures can be challenging.

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The Culture of Time in the Arab World

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Cultures experience time in different ways.

When working across cultures, this can cause problems.

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Business Practices and Italian Culture

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If you’re working with Italians and want to make a good impression, then this blog's for you!

The most valuable thing you can do is to learn about Italian business culture.

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The Business of Meetings in French Culture

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Doing business with the French?

Then you’ll be attending plenty of meetings!

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What are Some Experiences of Working in a Multicultural Team?

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If you’ve worked in a well-managed, multicultural team, then you’ll know it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

In fact, high functioning, multicultural teams can be more productive, more creative and – on the whole, more successful than monocultural teams!

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Preventing Conflict in Global Virtual Teams

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Are you part of a virtual team?

Do you have colleagues all over the world?

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How to Make a Good Impression when Doing Business with the Chinese

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Working with the Chinese?

Then you need to make a good impression from the get go!

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The Canadian Communication Style

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How do Canadians communicate?

Well, different cultures communicate in different ways and Canada is no different.

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10 Taboos to Avoid When Doing Business in India

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Indian culture is colourful and complex.

For those new to the country, it’s important to learn the rules around behaviour.

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Culture Shock in Brazil: A Foreigner’s Guide to Doing Business

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Big, beautiful Brazil!

For many foreigners doing business in the country for the first time, it can be a bit overwhelming!

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Cultural Competence and the Ability to Adapt

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Working across cultures means adapting to differences.

Those unwilling, or unable to, usually find that things can get tough.

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