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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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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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What are 3 Core Values of Canadian Business Culture?

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Work with Canadians or doing business in Canada?

In this blog, we're going to explore 3 core values that shape Canadian culture and business.

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Doing Business in Brazil? 4 Things About the Culture You Really Need to Know

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If you’re new to doing business in Brazil, then this blog is for you.

Before venturing into any new country, it’s crucial to learn about the culture.

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The Impact of Culture on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

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Is there a correlation between culture and the COVID-19 pandemic?

This is a question we’ve posed before in previous blogs.

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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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The Essential Guide to Indian Business Etiquette

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Manners mean a lot in Indian culture.

If you’re new to working with Indians, or planning on a business trip to India, it’s crucial you brush up on your etiquette.

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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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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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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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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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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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5 Weird Things Americans Do

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Every country has its quirks, right?

Well, the Land of Hope and Freedom is no different.

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Why Do Cultures Exist?

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Where did 'culture' come from? What does 'culture' do?

In order to understand cultural differences, you need to take a step back.

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How Do Cultural Differences Affect International Business?

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Culture is a complex thing.

It affects everything we do from the way we raise our kids to the way we do business.

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Is American Culture Killing People in the Fight Against Covid-19?

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Do cultural commitments to ideas like freedom and liberty help or hinder Americans in their plight?

In this blog we’ll explore how American culture and values are potentially harming the country’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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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 Chinese Culture Helped Fight Against the Coronavirus

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As COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe, China has claimed relative success in dealing with the virus.

On closer inspection, much of this success comes down to Chinese culture.

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Why are the British so Cold and Unfriendly?

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This is a common stereotype often heard about the British.

In some parts of the world, they have a reputation for being ‘cold’ and ‘unfriendly’.

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Western Cultures More Likely to Sacrifice Individuals Finds New Research

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Would you sacrifice one life to save many?

This is the question researchers posed to people around the world, gaining some fascinating insights into values, beliefs and cultural differences.

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