Nordic Culture, Scandinavian Culture, and Swedish Culture One or None? Is this One Region? Americans crossing the Atlantic often say they're going to "Europe" thinking it's all the same over there. And they are, but as we Europeans know, Europe is one...read more
Looking for a Great Culture Speaker, Keynote Speaker, or Conference Speaker? You have an upcoming event, or you're planning long ahead in advance. And for your event, you are looking for a conference speaker or a culture speaker. And I'm sure you would agree with me...read more
Cultural Awareness Training, Cultural Competency Training, and Managing Diversity in the Workplace; What's the Take-Away? I think you'll agree with me that when you work internationally, culture plays a role and that different cultures can cause friction...read more
France Business Culture, Doing Business in France, and Facts About France Culture This article will give you an insight into the values, attitudes, and culture of the French, especially when it comes to doing business in France. I will also discuss the...read more
German Business Culture Dissected In this article, I am dissecting German business culture and will give you some practical advice when it comes to dealing with Germans in a business context. Of course, when the context changes, some of the advice I give...read more
Do We Kiss Bow Or Shake Hands? How do we deal with the cultural ritual of greetings? The book "Kiss Bow or Shake Hands" attempts to answer that obvious questions with that obvious ritual of meetings and greetings going on within an international context....read more
Good Luck Charms Around the World Good luck, bad luck, it all happens to us once in a while. For some that doesn't go far enough so they add a so-called Good Luck Charm in order to... well, get more luck I guess. Now here comes the interesting thing: You know that I...read more
Euregio What Is It? The Euregio, or European Region, is a cross-border cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands. That is the official initiative that was started in 1958 by the Germans. You can read more about it here. Geographically and/or officially, it only...read more
It’s that time of the year again: Summer + Holidays.
That means that for the months July and August there will be no posts on the Culture Matters website.
I wish you a fantastic Summer and look forward to seeing you back in September!