Cultural Insights Blog
CULTURAL COLUMN – The benefits of life-long cultural learning, which informs, develops and prepares your global talent for the war of talent.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Successful knowledge transfer across cultures will; need to take the culturally diverse learning styles across countries/cultures and personalities into consideration.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Biculturally competent individuals will become highly sought after global talent as they are capable to deliver a cultural competitive edge.
CULTURAL COLUMN -Understanding the impact of culture on virtual teams is important for the business effectiveness – looking at the difference between interpersonal trust and task-related trust is vital for virtual teams to be able to work together while being apart.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Organisations recognise the value of taking responsibility for cultural training – managers need to be assessed for their motivation and ability to actually manage multicultural teams rather than selecting those managers who can simply do the “technical” job.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Humour is culturally influenced and you better be aware of it before using your favourite joke. It might just cost you the deal…
CULTURAL COLUMN – International and multicultural organisations need to invest in building and maintaining high levels of trust in business as this correlates positively with innovation, competitive advantage, support for change and increased productivity.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Improved cultural awareness and understanding provides virtual team members with the ability to put in place a workable structure for their conference calls and design the appropriate communication practices that would be suitable to, and comfortable for all cultures involved in future calls.
CULTURAL COLUMN – We need to identify the skills and competencies that make the difference between a translator and a culturally competent translator. The translator’s ability to culturally interpret and adjust a text for use in a different culture, keeping in mind the intended outcome.
CULTURAL COLUMN – The way we perceive time is part of our cultural make-up; it makes us feel comfortable and helps us understand what is going on. Dealing with people who have a preference for another approach to time can make us feel uneasy and frustrated.