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.


  Itim Italy announces the International Conference in Lisbon: “BUILDING GLOBAL BUSINESS, THE CULTURE FACTOR” Friday, November 7, 2014 From 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM An exceptional line up of internationally recognised experts in the field of Intercultural Management and Organisational Culture.  Including a very special Keynote Speaker: Professor Geert Hofstede. “What made relatively small […]


Cultural evolution of the word “sorry”

As time goes by and generations change some words change their meaning distorted by the daily use. Among them the word “sorry“, always used to ask “forgiveness”, which in recent years has undergone a thorough overhaul of its meaning. The word “sorry” is in fact used less and less to apologize for a behavior that […]


Italians in the world

Our history led Italians to move in different countries of the world, bringing with us family, dreams and habits. However working abroad is not so simple, but can offer great opportunities for personal growth, building relationships with people of other cultures. The community of Italians living and working abroad (Aire – Register of Italians living […]


39 Reasons Studying Abroad In Italy Ruins You For Life

Every one of these reasons is the absolute truth!    1. Because the sunrise paints the sky brighter in St. Mark’s Square 2. And the espresso tastes richer 3. Because ice cream dreams of one day being as awesome as gelato 4. Because the Spanish Steps are a decent place for a study break 5. […]


How Different Cultures Understand Time

Time is seen in a particularly different light by Eastern and Western cultures, and even within these groupings assumes quite dissimilar aspects from country to country. In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples. In Western Europe, the Swiss […]


Five tips for a successful intercultural communication: interview with Gayle Cotton

In business trips it’s important to know cultural customs and traditions of the population we are going to encounter. Not always our habits coincide with those of other countries and cultures, and we can easily be misunderstood. Therefore it is of great consequence to know what’s the right thing to do in each country. […]


Different cultures at work: how to ensure safety and health

In recent years, the proportion of migrant workers within the European Union increased considerably and many workplaces therefore are now culturally different. It’s more and more important to deal with cultural differences in order to avoid misunderstandings due to poor communication, which reduces work conditions quality of and thus leading to a rapid staff turnover. […]


Expo 2015: the countdown started

In less than a year Expo 2015 will open, an opportunity that Italy will seize to show to the world its qualities. The theme of Expo will be “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and will include topics such as the lack of food in the world, education on nutrition and issues related to GMOs. […]


Emotions and cultures

Everyone expresses his/her feelings and moods in relation to everyday life. These expressions are influenced by our own culture, differentiating ourselves in a very obvious way compared to an American, Asian or Northern European fellow. A study – carried out by Luigi Anolli and Fabrizia Mantovani, Department of Human Sciences for Education, University of Milano-Bicocca, […]


Women and work: best safeguard in Norway

In Europe, Norway is in pole position in terms of safeguard of women at work.  This according to studies and data published by OECD on Woman World Day. In Northern Europe this aid and support to women, especially when they decide to have a child, is a cultural characteristic.  “Despite the weak global economic conditions […]


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