Cultural differences and international training.

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This website will help you deal successfully with different cultures and increase your competitiveness in the global market: discover how to develop your cultural skills.

The psychology of culture

My friend and colleague Fernando Lanzer recently delivered an interesting speech about cultural differences and the psychology of cultures, for TED. In the video Fernando explains in a lively way the five most important dilemmas that every culture shares and with the help of professor Geert Hofstede model and many examples illustrates important consequences of […]


Geert Hofstede’s book presentation at “Culture, Organizations and Performance” Conference

  On October 27, at LUISS Business School in Rome, was presented the Italian version of the book by Professor Hofstede, “Cultures and Organizations”, edited and translated by Anna Paola simonetti of Itim Italy and published by Franco Angeli. In her speech, dedicated to “Cultivate cultural intelligence: the interplay of emotions, perceptions and actions in […]


Conference on “Practical ideas to cultivate cultural intelligence” in Rome

Many excellent companies who claim to base their success on a strong and distinctive organizational culture, able to stimulate the involvement of their internal and external stakeholders. Yet, in actual operations, it’s not always easy to understand how to identify and cultivate common values. Even in today’s globalized world, there are strong contrasts between individuals, […]


Itim Italy interview with Giorgio Treves, Volkswagen Financial Services

Video Anna Paola simonetti, Itim Italy’s senior consultant, interviews Giorgio Treves, HR, Legal and Organization Director of Volkswagen Financial Services Italy, providing an example of a multinational firm actively investing in the quality of its personnel training.  A new requirement of VW Financial Services is to develop personnel skills in order to reach a better […]


Our consultants

ANNA PAOLA simonetti She graduated in Classics and worked for many years in IBM Italy in different organizational areas: communication, marketing and training. She was an interpreter at the Commission and the EU Council in Brussels for three years. Since 1992, she operates in Italy and abroad as business consultant, trainer and coach. Since 1994 […]