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What’s Indonesian Business Culture Like?

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If you’re working with Indonesians or doing business in Indonesia, then learning about the business culture is essential.

Understanding the people, their values, etiquette and customs will greatly boost your success.

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What are Common Challenges when Working with the Chinese?

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With the second largest economy in the world, China has truly global interests.

As a result, more and more professionals are doing business with the Chinese.

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The Communication Style in The Philippines: A Guide for Business Professionals

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Did you know there are millions of Filipinos working globally?

There are also millions more who work with customers, colleagues and clients around the world but virtually, from the Philippines.

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Understanding Filipino Business Culture

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If you work with Filipino colleagues or clients, then getting to know the culture will really help.

Although Filipinos are very worldly and au fait with working with foreigners, as with any people, they have a certain way of doing things.

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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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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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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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3 Aspects of Vietnamese Business Culture You Really Need to Know

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Vietnam is booming!

Many foreigners new to the country find the culture difficult to navigate.

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4 Aspects of Korean Business Etiquette You Really Need to Know

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When working abroad, it’s crucial to make a good impression.

Presenting yourself well and demonstrating good manners make all the difference.

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What is the Japanese Negotiation Style?

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The Japanese culture can be tricky to understand.

The people have particular ways of doing things, polished over hundreds of years of history, that seem peculiar to the outsider.

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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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Sabai: Understanding Thai Business Culture Through its Values

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Foreigners working in Thailand can misunderstand the local culture in many ways.

Thais tend to be judged against values and standards that are alien to them which leads to their behaviours and actions being seen incorrectly.

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Common Stereotypes and Misconceptions of Chinese Culture

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It’s fair to say that most countries stereotype others.

Whilst stereotypes can provide some sort of understanding of another's culture, they are generally unhelpful and misleading.

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How Do Chinese Names Work?

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Wherever you travel in the world, getting someone’s name wrong can be the difference between making a good impression or a bad impression.

If you’re travelling to China on business, it’s important that you take the time to understand the naming structures.

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How Should I Address People in Japan?

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Whether for business or pleasure, if you’re travelling to Japan, it’s important you know how to address people.

Etiquette is an important part of Japanese culture and getting things wrong could result in you being perceived as rude or ignorant – not a good footing on which to start your trip to Japan.

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What’s it Like Working in Vietnam as a Western Expat?

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Since the introduction of its outward-looking economic ‘Doi Moi’ policies in 1986, Vietnam has evolved into one of Asia’s strongest exporting countries.

This expansion has generated a myriad of opportunities for expats relocating to Vietnam, which are likely to continue to increase in the long term due to trade wars and increased production costs in China.

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Cultural Tips on Doing Business in Indonesia

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Indonesia is a growing market in a part of the world full of economic promise. As a result, more and more international companies and organisations are investing in the country and sending personnel to work with Indonesians.

In this blog we’ll cover some important tips around Indonesian business culture to help visitors to the country make the best impression possible.

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10 Terrific Cultural Tips on Doing Business in ASEAN Countries

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Working in the ASEAN region? Looking for some quick tips on how to do business? Need to know some of the main cultural differences you may come across?

Then this blog is for you!

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New eLearning Online Training Course on Doing Business in China

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We are delighted to announce the release of our latest online cultural awareness training course - on China.

The new addition to our catalogue of online courses offers lots of fantastic insights into Chinese culture, the people and of course, Chinese business practices.

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Japanese Cultural Values and their Influence on Business

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To understand Japanese business culture, it's essential that you first appreciate Japanese cultural values.

Why?

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