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How to Deal with 'No' in Chinese Communication Culture

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Do you work with the Chinese?

A common challenge many foreigners come across is how to handle the word ‘no’.

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Describing 'Culture' With 5 Images

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What would you draw to illustrate the meaning of 'culture'?

This is a little exercise we commonly use in cultural awareness training courses to get people thinking about how culture works.

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Hierarchy and Doing Business in South Korean Culture

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Could South Korea’s hierarchical culture have caused planes to crash?

If you work or do business with South Koreans, you really need to understand hierarchy.

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What Does ‘Cultural Awareness’ Mean?

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Let's explore the definition of cultural awareness.

Within the training, education and research fields you will hear many terms, sometimes used interchangeably.

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3 Bite-Sized Steps to Cultural Competence

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How do we become more culturally competent?

What steps can we take in order to work with people from other countries and cultures more effectively?

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What’s the British Communication Style?

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If you want to communicate productively with British colleagues and customers, then it’s important to understand the UK communication style.

This will help you to make a good impression and deliver your message in a way that gets the outcomes you need.

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6 Cultural Differences Every Great Manager Needs to Know About

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Managing people from different cultures can be a challenge.

Different viewpoints, needs and expectations can manifest in many ways within multicultural teams.

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How to Navigate Cultural Differences and Become a Successful Virtual Team Leader

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The recent surge of staff working from home has turned many leaders into ‘virtual’ leaders overnight.

In an environment where global collaboration tools are increasingly accessible, leaders are less likely to report technology as the biggest challenge.

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4 Cultural Reasons Why Global Virtual Teams Fail

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Global virtual teams are nothing new.

However, they are predicted to become increasingly common due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Silence in Japanese Business Culture and Communication

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If you work with the Japanese, then you really need to understand the communication style.

Many a foreigner has made the mistake of believing ‘they all do business like us’.

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What are Some Examples of Cultural Awareness?

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Let's look closer at a few examples of cultural awareness.

They come from the real-life experiences of our clients as well as more high-profile examples.

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Why is Cultural Competence Important when Working with International Customers?

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If you provide services or sell products, you’ll know how important a positive Customer Experience is.

Positive interactions and experiences retain customers and drive repeat business.

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Cultural Awareness in Business Communication

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Communicating clearly is crucial if you want to hit your targets on the global stage.

Learning how to shape your message and adapt your delivery to the audience, makes you more effective.

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Cultural Competence Starts with Intercultural Consciousness

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If you’re a business professional working in an international setting, then you’ll understand the importance placed on cultural competence.

Whether it’s recruitment, promotion or performance development - the need for cultural competence is of increasing importance in business.

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What 3 Cultural Differences Should Americans Know When Working with the French?

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If you’re from the USA and work with the French, then it’s a good idea to understand the culture.

French people are incredibly proud of their heritage and cultural identify.

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What Causes Conflict in Multicultural Teams?

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Conflict is normal in teams.

Any experienced professional knows that working in a team means dealing with conflict.

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Communication in Italian Business Culture

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If you want to understand the Italian communication style, this blog is for you!

We’re going to explore some of the key features of communication in Italian culture.

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3 Simple Steps to Building a Culturally Competent Virtual Team

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Working in global virtual teams can be tough.

It’s common for teams to face all sorts of challenges, whether different time zones or languages.

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How Do I Become More Culturally Aware?

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Before we answer this question, here’s one for you!

How do you know that you are not already culturally aware?

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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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