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A Complete Guide to Workplace Attire Around the World

Monday, July 14th, 2014

What countries are obsessed with uniforms? What countries support Casual Friday? And what countries think it's OK to wear a Speedo to an office party? Reuters and international market research firm Ipsos answered these questions and many more in last year's "Proper Attire in the Workplace" survey, based on 12,691 recent interviews in 24 countries […]

Here’s How to Greet People Around the World

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

According to Justin Gmoser (photo, left), "If there's one thing you should get right when visiting a foreign country, it's the greeting. International travel resource Vayama has done the research to make sure we don't look like fools when we travel. Here are some traditional greeting customs from around the world."

Listen with Intercultural Ears and See with Intercultural Eyes

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

"To listen with intercultural ears and see with intercultural eyes means to limit your interpretations to content and to ignore tone, body language and form, which I admit takes practice. I help my clients do that by focusing on the speech act that is being expressed. They learn to set aside cultural preconceptions about what […]

These Diagrams Reveal How to Negotiate with People Around the World

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

According to Gus Lubin, "You can't expect negotiations with French to be like negotations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world." "British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," now in a 2005 third edition. His […]

Cross Cultural Communication

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Meetings: Interrupting and Resisting Interruption

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

"As a non-native speaker of English, you might often find yourself in situations like this: You’re sitting in a meeting or a teleconference, and some of the participants are native English speakers. They are speaking with one another very rapidly, and they are using some idiomatic or difficult-to-understand expressions. Someone says something you don’t understand, […]

Intercultural Communication on Pinterest

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Does Human Rights Language Matter?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

"Does human rights language matter?" asks Joanne Bauer (photo, left). "This question comes up with alarming regularity in discussions of business and human rights. Yes, we now have the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which set out standards for corporate conduct with respect to human rights and delineate government duties to ensure corporate […]

Kiss, Bow or Shake: A Guide to Global Business Etiquette

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

"According to smallbusiness.chron.com, “As the globalization of industries and marketplaces bring managers ever closer to unique cultures around the world, it is more important than ever for managers and small business owners to understand why business etiquette is important.”"

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