The German Culture and German Humor

Driving up through the Ostkantone on the motorway to Aachen (Germany) prepares you for what lies ahead. There is an orderliness about the architecture that contrasts starkly with the anarchy you are leaving behind in Belgium. In my book We Europeans I dwelt on two...

Compliance Risk Management In Different Cultures

It is well known that different cultures deal differently with Compliance Risk Management. But why is this? How do different cultures deal with rules and regulations in general? Is it true that Germans always stick to the rules? And that Americans only look at the...

Examples of Uncertainty Avoidance

What are Good Examples of Uncertainty Avoidance? Since this is (or at least I think it is) one of the most difficult dimensions of Professor Geert Hofstede to explain, it makes sense to give some extra context and examples of Uncertainty Avoidance. If you’re not...
Informal Inspection by the Boss

Informal Inspection by the Boss

Imagine this setting: A small company consisting of about 8 people. They busy themselves with interim services (finding and placing candidates within companies). All this is in the country Belgium. Most of them work remotely. There is not really one office, and most...
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