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.

How to enhance your intercultural competences

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 […]


“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.


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,