Category Archives: cultural know-how

Put cultural issues at the centre of M&A’s to avoid growing pains

In fast-moving commercial environments, businesses have always sought to gain competitive advantage by taking over their competitors, acquiring complementary businesses and bringing together operations to achieve economies of scale, growth and market share. Commonly called ‘mergers and acquisitions’ or ‘M&A’s’, … Continue reading

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>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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>Are you going to be working abroad in China or India?

> Do you want to be connected to whats going on in these countries? Then click on the below link for articles from The Economist.http://www.economist.com/countries/India/index.cfm Would you like to know more about Chinese or Indian culture or living and working … 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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>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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>Antarctica Culture?

>Further to my Blog in January where I stated the trips that I would like to take in 2009, I received a link from a friend and colleague who has a cousin who has been working there. For those of you … Continue reading

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>New Year Travel

>Its a New Year and a new decade (Happy New Year to all….sorry its somewhat late) and I have been sat here at my desk wondering what to write in my first blog of 2010. I have been snowed in … Continue reading

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