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 importance of cross-cultural training

Francesca Prandstraller, lecturer at of Management and Technology Department, Bocconi University, proposed to focus more on cross-cultural training for reaching success in enterprises’ internationalization. According to a research conducted by Italian Multinational (Database Reprint 2012) Italian companies  have over 27,000 branches, with a turnover of over 565 billion Euros, employing 1.5 million people in the […]


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 […]


The Italian “bella figura”

If you didn’t read this article written by Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini , you can find it in here and learnsomething about Italian culture.


A “compass” for the global village

Working in the global village companies and organizations very often find extremely difficult managing their business because of the cultural differences they encounter. Negotiating, cooperating, managing human resources and building relationships highlights many different aspects in the way we communicate, organize work and lead a group of collaborators…


Geert Hofstede 5-D Model

Managing in an intercultural environment is a complicated issue, requiring a lot more than a list of do’s and don’ts. What international managers need is a general conceptual framework which can help them to understand how, on average, people from different nations view and solve basic problems. Geert Hofstede,


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