Cultural Insights Blog
IN THE NEWS – Geert Hofstede, professor emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management sadly passed away on 12 February 2020 at the age of 91.
IN THE NEWS – In this interesting and enlightening article Diego Gilardoni shows that the relationship between the UK and the EU was always meant to be turbulent, and the fact that, for decades, the Brits have been a torn in the side of the European project reflects a distinct set of cultural values that is at odds with that of the big European powers such as Germany and France.
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.
INDUSTRY BRIEFING – we look at the Finance, Education, Health and Age Care Industries and explore challenges and identify experiences to understand the impact of cultural differences in each industry. We propose interventions and solutions to solve the cultural problems.
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.