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How Can Cultural Competence Positively Affect Your Business?

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In today's globalized world, businesses are increasingly operating across borders and cultures.

As such, Cultural Competence has become an essential business skill.

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Cross Cultural Management: 10 Simple Ways to Develop Your Skills

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In today's globalized world, managing cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for businesses and organizations.

This is true not only for large multinationals with global offices but also for domestic businesses and organizations with employees worldwide.

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Multicultural Management: How to Succeed in a Diverse Workplace

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With globalization and the rise of multinational companies, the workplace has become increasingly diverse.

Knowing how to organise, communicate and lead employees from different cultures is more important than ever.

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Why Cultural Intelligence is an Essential Skill for the 21st Century

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Cultural Intelligence (CI) or Cultural Quotient (CQ) is a skill that enables you to effectively adapt to different cultural contexts.

The first to introduce and describe this concept were Professors Soon Ang and Christopher Earley in their book “Cultural Intelligence: Individual Interactions Across Cultures”.

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A Simple Guide to Cultural Competency Training

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Employers today require Cultural Competence in their organizations more than ever.

In the age of globalization, diversity, inclusion and engagement, it’s critical to have employees capable of working with people from different cultures.

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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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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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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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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 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 Real-life Examples of Cultural Misunderstandings in Business

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Need examples of cultural misunderstandings in business?

Well, we are going to share real-life examples of cultural misunderstandings from our cross-cultural training work.

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The Powerful Impact of Culture on your Export Success

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Over the past 15 years a continuous theme, which has never ceased to amaze us, has been the way in which businesses significantly underestimate the impact of cultural differences.

It typically takes something to go wrong before stakeholders take notice.

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What is an Example of Cultural Differences in Business?

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There is no better way to understand the impact of cultural differences upon business than to look at real-life examples.

No matter what business, sector or market you are in, if you deal with people from different cultures, then cultural difference is going to impact what you do somewhere, somehow.

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Cultural Differences When Working in The USA

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Did you know that the USA is one of our most in-demand countries in terms of cross-cultural training?

We support a diverse spectrum of business professionals from across the globe who work with Americans by helping them understand the culture, and specifically the business culture.

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More Countries Identifying with Multiculturalism and Diversity

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“How would you explain your country's culture to someone who isn’t at all familiar with it?”

This was the question posed by OdinText to more than 15,500 people across the globe in the hope of finding some insights into cultural differences or similarities.

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5 Steps from Cultural Ignorance to Cultural Savvy

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Sporting its own fair share of industry models, my favourite cultural model has to be one which outlines the steps between cultural ignorance and cultural savvy.

This model resonates with me on a personal note.  Why?  Well, working in the Oil and Gas industry overseeing project delivery across international teams, I thought I was great at working across cultures.

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Does Cultural Diversity Make You Smarter?

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Being surrounded by other cultures can bring a great deal of benefits.

New research has shown that living in a culturally diverse community can even make you smarter!

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Cultural Differences in Values and the Ways We Work

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If you work cross-culturally, whether abroad or at home, chances are you have found yourself in a situation whereby you find yourself a little lost with the way people work and/or behave.

Sometimes, this comes down to culture - i.e. differences in values and how this translates into the way someone carries themselves at work.

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New Management Book on How to Deal with Different Cultures

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Recently, expert on global leadership, Erin Meyer, published a new book that aims to help managers lead global teams.

By using an eight-scale framework, team leaders can guide their teams to a more effective method of working.

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Cultural Differences in Facial Expressions

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Recent studies on facial expressions have destroyed any suggestions that facial expressions convey the same emotions or meanings all over the world.

In an article on Al Jazeera America, Matthew Hutson states that when it comes to facial expressions, the general assumption is that people all over the world express the same emotion with the same facial expression.

However, according to Hutson, a number of psychologists have recently refuted this view.

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