Cultural differences
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When different cultures work together, this can raise some interesting issues. What is the norm for one cultural group is baffling to another. Understanding these differences is the key to team success.
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How To Avoid Being Blunt, Rude, And Inappropriate With Your...

How To Avoid Being Blunt, Rude, And Inappropriate With Your... | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
Americans in particular come across as being blunt, rude, and inappropriate in many parts of the world. They have a reputation for being close-minded and difficult to get along with. This is news to most Americans.
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Understanding cultural differences - cultural feedback can be  a mine field for global businesses & global teams.  Zacharias Beckman of @globalPMguy has raise some great points to think about.  Take a few seconds more to understand what is really going on, before jumping in

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face

Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
Business leaders of multinational organizations are often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These differences can cause misunderstandings and awkward situations between people. Especially...
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Think before you engage

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Understanding cultural differences is critical to global business.

Understanding cultural differences is critical to global business. | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
Globalization has ensured that international borders are heavily relaxed so large and profitable domestic firms from one nation can pursue business interests in other nations without compromising d...
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This article highlights the failure of brands to understand their market when operating in a new country. Cultural differences can decimate brands even when they are a global player. Research and feedback are keys to success.

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The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
The Lewis Model identifies countries as Linear-actives, Multi-actives, and Reactives.
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Giving feedback in Dutch style

Giving feedback in Dutch style | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
Which is the dutch style of giving feedback in the working environment in the Netherlands? Find more in this article, written by an experienced coach.
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Cultural Differences - This article by Larisa Camfferman, is really insightful in the way in which cultural differences are looked at and explained

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What’s Really Going On in High and Low Context Cultures

What’s Really Going On in High and Low Context Cultures | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
“Learn to recognize what’s really going on when what’s going on is going on.”  This alliterative advice was given to me by a friend toward the beginning of my decade in Pakistan.  At the time I tho...
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Culture – a fishy explanation!

Culture – a fishy explanation! | Cultural differences | Scoop.it

It is often quite difficult for people to grasp the concept of culture and fully understand what it is, so to help offer a different approach to explaining what it is, here is an alternative (albei...


Via Jenny Ebermann, Anne Egros
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An interesting way of explaining the concept of culture differences  through the medium of Fish!

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Expats Paris - Expat Life: Not Always a smooth ride

Expats Paris - Expat Life: Not Always a smooth ride | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
Information about Paris, France.
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Working as an expat isn't for everyone!!  Some interesting #feedback on what expats find difficult when resettling...

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Cultural differences: a bus ride | Perspectives

Cultural differences: a bus ride | Perspectives | Cultural differences | Scoop.it
So here we are sitting in Barajas airport en route to Sacramento. Leaving one culture (Cádiz) through another (Spain) to the place with the similar langua
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This a great article and you can easily imagine yourself on the bus watching the events unfold....  In the UK, we do need to be more direct, but retaining the politeness is the trick.

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Cross cultural expert, cross cultural consultant, cross cultural trainer, global diversity, cultural agility and cultural transformation consultant -

Cross cultural expert, cross cultural consultant, cross cultural trainer, global diversity, cultural agility and cultural transformation consultant - | Cultural differences | Scoop.it

“I don’t hear anything from their side” is the number one complaint that individuals express when working in cross cultural, virtual and global teams. There are three forms of feedback that this article will deal with – that of general responsiveness (or lack there of), accolades or praise, and criticism (hopefully constructive).

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An interesting blog on 'Cultural Differences of Global Teams' and the 'feedback' that this generates

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