Intercultural Communication

People often think that speaking the local language or a good level of English is what facilitates international business. However, while language skills always come in handy, good intercultural communication skills are usually the key to global business success.

Intercultural communication competencies enable you to talk effectively with partners or colleagues from around the world. It is all about understanding that people with different cultural backgrounds perceive things differently. They have culture-specific ways to interact with each other, believe in different norms and values, follow different thought patterns, routines or judgments.

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Talk to one of our experienced intercultural coaches and learn how to adapt your communication to these cultural differences in an authentic way. Develop intercultural communication skills so that you share information in a way that international business partners or work colleagues understand you clearly and unmistakably.

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  • Recognise cultural differences in verbal and non-verbal communication

  • Develop a set of basic intercultural communication skills

  • Learn how to navigate between many different cultures in an international business environment

  • Prevent costly misunderstandings due to cultural differences in communication

  • Communicate effectively with international partners

  • Reduce conflicts in international collaborations

  • Lead multicultural teams or projects more successfully

  • Prepare for important international meetings, presentations and negotiations

  • Apply for a new job abroad or in a global company

  • Improve any of your global business or work relationships

Intercultural Communication Knowledge

Crosscultural business communication

Crosscultural Business Communication

Connecting with other people at the workplace is always a challenge when you start at a new job, and with global workplaces it gets even trickier.

crosscultural skills

How Culture Works In Global Business

It is culture that influences our everyday life in many ways and this becomes especially noticeable in international business.

intercultural competence

What Is Intercultural Competence?

The way to intercultural competence can be illustrated in three steps: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge and application.

workplace hierarchy

How To Find Your Place In The Workplace Hierarchy?

Where is your place at the new place abroad? Have a look at the power distance index of your target country first!

uncertainty avoidance

How Much Risk Are Partners Willing To Take?

In international business, it’s really important whether partners’ views on risk taking are similar or not.

cultural dimensions

How To Decode Cultures

There are a number of models that try to make cultural peculiarities comparable.

soft skills

Are They Really Soft Skills?

As for the global world, I would say that soft skills and crosscultural skills are the core skills for living a contented, healthy and successful life.

cultural intelligence

Cultural Intelligence - Have You Heard Of It?

You are probably pretty familiar with IQ and EQ by now, right? But what about CQ – Cultural Quotient – Cultural Intelligence?

smiling culture shock living abroad

Do You Need A Reason To Smile?

Reasons for smiling, when and where it is appropriate or expected to smile, what it can express are all factors that vary across cultures.

time concepts

Different Time Concepts In Global Business

The sense of time and the pace of work vary from country to country. What role play the different concepts of time in international cooperations?

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