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The top complaints of employees about their leaders

Here are the results from a new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers. In rank order, you can find the top communication issues people said were preventing business leaders from being effective in the interesting article written by Lou Solomon. Go to


“Attract, Train and Keep Global Talents”: International Conference – 15 October 2015, Tromsø – Norway

  Attracting global talents is not an easy task, retaining them is an even greater challenge. Itim International organizes a very interesting conference: this October 15 join our speakers in Tromsø, Norway to discuss the vital role that culture plays in the motivation and success of talents. Meet leading experts from both academia and business, […]


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 […]


Italian companies and Internationalization: the results of our search

  Today, companies and organizations increasingly need a “compass” that allows them to navigate, and often extricate themselves, among the many cultural differences found in that great little village that our world has become. But how to address the problem? Itim International recently conducted an international study to examine the subject and measure companies’ propensity […]


How to say “This is crap” in different cultures

Follow an extract of the article of Erin Meyer on the Hardward Business Review. It relate about the cross-cultural challenge that a manager was experiencing at work on how to get feedback and suggestions at people in the different cultures, the British versus the Dutch one. “I had been holed up for six hours in a […]


Building global business: the Culture Factor

The first CultureFactor event received over 120 participants from 9 countries on Friday November 7th. We would like to thank every one of them. A special thanks goes out to our organizing partner, CEGOC Portugal.  The topic of the conference was Building Global Business, the Culture Factor. The main question addressed was: What made small […]


Essentials in Intercultural Management: a new e-learning course

Created by Itim International, the “Essentials in Intercultural Management” e-learning is a source of inspiration and imagination for professionals working in international business, institutions and organizations. This e-learning is a first step into working effectively and confidently despite differences in culture and experience. You will gain a better understanding of the 6-D model of Hofstede, […]


Italian pharmaceutical industry growing abroad

One of the sectors growing abroad is pharmaceuticals, where both structured companies and new Italian start-ups are increasing their market outside Italy. Which are the reason for these results? The numbers speak of a steady growth even in the recession we are experiencing, so much so that Italian pharmaceutical is now well established abroad, showing […]


Giving feedback in different cultures

Managers in different parts of the world are conditioned to give feedback in drastically different ways. The Chinese manager learns never to criticize a colleague openly or in front of others, while the Dutch manager learns always to be honest and to give the message straight. Americans are trained to wrap positive messages around negative […]


Doing business in Mexico

Here’s the link to an interesting article on how to survive your first meeting in Mexico: a few hints to be more effective and prepared, such as “When we meet with a Mexican counterpart, partner, or client, they will be assessing us to determine if they are dealing with someone of higher, lower, or equal […]


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