Tagged with Cross-cultural communication

Trust, the base of everything

No matter if I am working with doctors, global project managers, scrum masters, the women immigrated to Sweden from the Middle East or Africa, accountants, it doesn’t matter most of the time their issues deal with trust. In the past as a leader for a global organization I believed trust was something I build up … Continue reading

58 cultural book reviews

For those of you who are not familiar with Dialogin, this is a website who of The Delta Intercultural Academy serving as a global knowledge and learning community on culture, communication and management in international business. It’s open for everyone you just need to register. I highly recommend it for several reasons, one being their … Continue reading

facebook discovers cultures emotionally deal with posts differently

Last Friday, April 26, 2013, Facebook launched a series of new smileys, or emoticons, 16 animated faces with expressions such as happy, surprise and grateful to give to users of facebook a tool to express feelings. In the Swedish Newspaper Svenska Dagbladet of 30 April 2013 the journalist Agneta Lagercrantz describes the research Facebook has … Continue reading

How intercultural skills are considered, assessed and developed in the modern workplace.

Research shows that there is real business value in employing staff who have the ability to work effectively with individuals and organisations from cultural backgrounds different from their own. A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nine countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates … Continue reading