Blogs for Culture Vultures

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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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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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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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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6 Tips on Working Successfully with Freelancers Around the World

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Do you work with freelancers?

Are they from countries around the world?

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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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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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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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Chinese Firms Face Tough Cultural Challenges in US Marketplace

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We hear a lot in the news about cultural differences with Western companies going East, but rarely about Eastern companies coming to the West.

A great little article in the South China Morning Post by Mark Magnier suggests that when it comes to navigating different business cultures, Chinese companies are finding very similar challenges when working on the global stage, especially in the USA.

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Carlos Ghosn: A Lesson in Leadership and Cultural Differences

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Every now and again the business world hands the cross-cultural training world some great examples of cultural difference in action!

One such case study is that of Carlos Ghosn, ex-CEO of the Japanese car giant, Nissan.

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Management Skills for Today

Management Skills for Today

The role of a manager is evolving in response to the needs of companies operating on the international stage.

The complexities of globalisation and international systems require today's manager to adapt in order to offer modern solutions to modern problems.

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Intercultural Management

Intercultural Management

'The art of communication is the language of leadership'
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Today's businesses are complex entities. However, one fundamental principle of success remains constant - the need for communication.

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New Management Book on How to Deal with Different Cultures

New Management Book on How to Deal with Different Cultures

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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Lessons from the World Cup - Coaching your way to success

Lessons from the World Cup - Coaching your way to success

It was all over the news, on the radio, on TV all day, finally…. the World Cup has started!

Football is an excellent example demonstrating how culture impacts life and business.

For instance, it shows how diversity is a value-add and what a foreigner can bring to another cultural environment.

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Why Multilingual Leadership is Needed Today

Why Multilingual Leadership is Needed Today
Last week, Triple Pundit published an interview with impact investment expert Jed Emerson. Here, Emerson explains why multilingual leadership is important for those involved in this field.
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10 Facts Every Manager of a Multicultural Team Should Remember

10 Facts Every Manager of a Multicultural Team Should Remember

As a team manager leading a multicultural team, you go through the stages of team development perhaps a bit longer than when working with most monocultural teams.

When you feel you’ve had enough of battling the cultural differences, and that you just want to call it a day, don’t despair – keep in mind that due to the diversity, the ups and downs feel extreme however in the end, there is simply much more to gain.

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HR Training Course for Non-HR Managers

HR Training Course for Non-HR Managers

Up to now many companies have largely underestimated one essential part of their capital - and that is human capital. Businesses can have endless material and financial resources, but without a strong workforce, they cannot make use of these resources.

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An Introduction to Management Training Course

An Introduction to Management Training Course

Leadership may sound a lot more exciting and glamorous than management.  However, what do you think it takes to implement all the innovative ideas and ensure that visions will actually turn into reality? ...Exactly. This will not be achieved without having an effective management strategy in place. 

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Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Managers

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Managers

It is important to realize how strongly our emotions influence our thoughts and attitudes. They mirror in our behaviour and impact our productivity, performance and well-being both at work and at home. Even if we tried, we would not be able to cut them out and ban them from our workplace – and we certainly shouldn’t.

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Time Management Training: Skills and Techniques

Time Management Training: Skills and Techniques

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your workload and have no idea where to start and how to get organized? Does the term procrastination sound familiar to you? Can you relate to internal battles with work/life balance? You are not alone.

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