Erin Meyer is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business. Affiliate Professor in the Organisational Behaviour Department at INSEAD Erin specialises in the field of Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Negotiations, and Multi-Cultural Leadership.
The latest “cultural” gaffe is Bill Gates’ recent one: on visit to South Korea he met and greeted President Park Geun-hye holding his left hand in his pocket.
In a world and in a market where internationalization and globalization are daily realities for companies, effectively managing cultural differences is a great challenge in every working context. Creating long lasting business relationships, negotiating, leading multi-cultural project teams, hiring, evaluating and motivating personnel: in every phase of our business life we must take into account […]
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.
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.
Here is an example of how difficult it’s to move to a different cultural context, even if it isn’t that far and exotic. A few years ago, an important Dutch multinational company decided to move its European headquarters and personnel from the Netherlands to Belgium.
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…