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How to Overcome Cultural Difference When Doing Business

Avoid the Mistakes That Others Make When Doing Business Internationally


Why Company Culture Matters

We all know it matters: Culture. It matters even more when you’re working internationally, because then the different cultures play a role and can (and often do) disturb the workflow and communication processes. That’s what we call “National Cultural... read more

Business Etiquette & Do’s and Don’ts

Almost every Business Etiquette (or do and don’ts) is different in different parts of the world. The question is often: Do we Kiss Bow or Shake Hands (this is actually the title of a book; you can find a list of books here). The problem is that most cultural... read more

Uncertainty Avoidance in Venezuela

The Individual Risk Taker Uncertainty Avoidance is one of Professor Geert Hofstede’s dimensions to describe national cultures. The index reflects the extent to which members of a society attempt to cope with anxiety by minimizing uncertainty through applying (new)... read more

About the Author
Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
Thank you!

Chris Smit

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