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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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What is Cross Cultural Training?

What is Cross Cultural Training?

'Culturally aware' professionals have a distinct advantage over their peers.

International businesses increasingly cite Cultural Competence as a core requriement during the recruitment process.

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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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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 Tips to Get the Best out of a Cross-Cultural Virtual Team

10 Tips to Get the Best out of a Cross-Cultural Virtual Team

Working in an intercultural environment is becoming increasingly common.

One of the results of such set-ups is an experience of more communication difficulties.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why is Cultural Awareness Important?

Why is Cultural Awareness Important?

Why focus on 'culture' in the workplace?

Well, if you work with people from different cultures it's critical that you understand differences around rules, norms and expectations.

If you don't, you can make mistakes.

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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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Intercultural Training and the Iceberg Model

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Many people ask, "What is culture?" 

How can it be defined? What analogies can be used to describe it?

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