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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 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 […]


A good start for itim italy

Year 2014 began with many interesting requests for training and consulting services to itim italy. A large client based in Milan expressed the need to raise awareness on cultural diversities for their people working in the open to their clients counters, and daily negotiating and assisting customers of different nationalities, with whom they often have […]


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 […]


Be positive to overcome the crisis

“Italy must look forward, be positive and take as an example virtuous companies operating abroad” Flavio Zanonato, Ministry of Economic Development, recently stated in a meeting with his French colleague Arnaud Montebourg answering to Renzo Rosso’s (Diesel) point regarding the sales of Italian brands to foreign corporations. “Speaking always and only about things that don’t […]


Itim Italy: new training programs for 2013

Two new Italian clients, operating in the same industry sector, asked Itim Italy to deliver training courses on intercultural management for very different company realities.


“Hofstede Symposium” on the 17th of January 2013

The New Year starts with a sequel to the previous Symposium of Professor Geert Hofstede. The symposium is organized by the School of Communication, Media and ICT of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and Sietar Nederland, the Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research.


Happy 2013!

Happy 2013 from ItimItalyBlog!



Professor Geert Hofstede, after being honored by the Queen of Holland a knighthood for his scholarship and contributions at international level, received the German “Life Achievement Award 2012” and on December 1, will be appointed Honorary Professor by University of Tofu in Estonia.


Itim Italy courses

In November and December 2012 Itim Italy will held two training courses on intercultural management for two Italian customers operating in different market fields, both sharing a common need to better understand and manage the cultural differences they face in their daily work.


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