Category Archives: cross-cultural know-how

>Working Abroad – Cultural Differences impact Mergers and Acquisitions

> According to a KPMG study, “83% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&As) failed to produce any benefit for the shareholders and over half actually destroyed value”. It was cited that the overwhelming cause for failure “was the people and … Continue reading

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>Cultural Issues – Mergers and Acquisitions

> Companies in Mercer Study “Very Concerned” about Top Talent Departure Only a small number of companies analyze cultural issues as part of their integration plans for mergers and acquisitions, according to feedback from global human resource leaders attending Mercer’s … Continue reading

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>Working Across Cultures – Milton Park Event

> Do you work at Milton Park or nearby in Oxfordshire?Do you travel and work abroad for Business?Do you work with people from different Cultures?If so we would like to invite you to a free lunchtime event that will be taking … Continue reading

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>Chinese Cultural Know-How

>As promised here is the 5th and final installment of information on Chinese Cultural know-how for 2010:Chinese society and cultureConfucianism can be seen as a major influence that permeates the whole of Chinese society. It revolves around the concept of … Continue reading

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>Chinese Cultural Know-How

>As promised here is the 4th installment of information on Chinese Cultural know-how: Socialising, eating and drinking: Hospitality is an integral part of Chinese culture, and an invitation should be seen as a great honour. • If you eat in a restaurant … Continue reading

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>Chinese Cultural Know-How

>As promised here is the 2nd area of information on Chinese Cultural know-how: Gestures and body language: • The Chinese are not keen on physical contact, so be sure not to pat or slap a colleague’s back. • Body posture … Continue reading

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>Managing Global Virtual Teams

>Further to my last post on managing virtual teams I found some great information on wikibooks:http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Managing_Groups_and_Teams/How_Do_You_Manage_Global_Virtual_Teams%3F For bespoke cross-cultural training programs both online and face to face contact us @expatknowhow http://www.expatknowhow.com/menus/main.asp?PN=Contacthttp://www.expatknowhow.com/Follow us on twitter @expatknowhowor sign up to our Blog … Continue reading

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>Managing Virtual Teams – misunderstandings arising from cultural differences

>A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Managing Virtual Teams: taking a more strategic approach, highlights the prevalence of virtual teams and the methods by which they are managed. The accompanying survey of over 400 executives from around the … Continue reading

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>Doing Business with the Brits

>Doing Business with the Brits Today, UK businesses are very different from 20 years ago. However, there is still some hierarchy in British firms, with a distinctive difference between the status of Executives and managers, with most executives having secretaries. … Continue reading

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>Cross-cultural know-how for first time meetings

>3 cultural know-how tips about first meetings, that I recently read on linked in…….. 1. Dress conservatively You are planning to attend two important networking events: one in Milan, Italy, and another one in Dubai, UAE. How do you think your typical … Continue reading

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