Cultural intelligence and intercultural sensitivity: the key elements of expatriate success

In a workplace scenario, cross-cultural competence can be defined as the ability to function effectively…

The Concepts of Happiness and Well-being Across Cultures

"Happiness is dependent on unhappiness, while unhappiness is hidden in happiness." - Chinese proverb - *** What ideas,…

Shame, honor, and two different flavors of collectivism

"Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop…

Forgiveness In Individualistic and Collectivist Cultures

Do not be concerned with the faults of other persons. Do not see others' faults…

The cultural context in business communication, a cross country comparison

One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the…

Leadership styles across cultures, an overview

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what…

West meets East: the impact of organizational culture on outsourcing projects

As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted,…

The impact of cultural differences on visual perception

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all…

Challenges and misconceptions in intercultural negotiations

Where two principles really do meet which cannot be reconciled with one another, then each…

Cultural variations in responses to workplace incivility

Bıçak yarası geçer, dil yarası geçmez (Words cut deeper than swords) - Turkish Proverb - *** With regard to…

Linguistic relativity and color naming across cultures

Every language is a vast pattern-system, different from others, in which are culturally ordained the…

Time Tracking - Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid

He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries…

Challenges in cross cultural marketing and advertising

Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges. It is the fastest way to bring the…

Narcissism and competitive communication in individualistic cultures

"When the healthy pursuit of self-interest and self-realization turns into self-absorption, other people can lose…

Expressions of power and status in non-verbal communication

You can't possibly have a reasonable expectation of privacy at your income level.  - Gregory Scott Katsoulis, All Rights…

Global Leadership and Time Management Skills

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your…

ACAMS DUBLIN - Cross-cultural communication, the costly risk of misunderstandings

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George…

The importance of context in the communication process

Dear Reader, As you may have noticed, Mudita has recently launched its first course (available…

Gift Giving Etiquette in the Confucian-Asia cluster: the luxury fruit culture

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. - Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur - *** In a previous…

Introducing Mudita Consultancy new features

Those of you who have come to know Mudita well will know that community and…

I/II - Virtual Teams: space management across different cultures

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye - Samuel Johnson, The History…

Global leadership and the differences between Indian and American culture

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George…

Filipino business ethics and the importance of cultural compatibility in outsourcing

Naim-imbág ti matáy ta malipátanen ngem ti agbiág a maibabaín; (“It's better to be dead and…

Ethnocentrism, the biggest threat to global organizations

If anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the…

Global business and the reasons why we need to talk about race in the workplace

Maria’s intro:   Dear readers, Those who’ve visited the blog in the past few days might have noticed…

Social and business connections in China: an insider’s perspective on guanxi

Maria’s intro:   The visitors who have been reading this blog over the past few months, by…

Global business networking and the hidden dangers of LinkedIn

1. Ethical concerns as a small (unverified) business owner LinkedIn - “the world’s largest professional network”,…

Buyer personas: an introduction to psychographic segmentation

What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your…

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