Cultural Insights Blog
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 – The way we perceive time is part of our cultural programming. Dealing with people at work who have a preference for a different approach to time can make us feel uneasy and frustrated.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Successful knowledge transfer across cultures will need to take culturally diverse learning styles across countries and cultures and personalities into consideration.
CULTURAL COLUMN – The benefits of life-long cultural learning, which informs, develops and prepares your global talent for the war of talent.
CULTURAL COLUMN – organisations need to invest in building and maintaining high levels of trust in cross cultural business as this correlates positively with innovation, competitive advantage, support for change and increased productivity.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Bicultural competent professionals deliver a competitive edge in culturally diverse and global work situation.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Different cultures have very different ideas as to how rules, morals, and laws should be applied causing much cross-cultural surprise, confusion and frustration.
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 -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 – 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.