Blogs for Culture Vultures

When I'm not hanging out in the beautiful sunshine of Africa, you will find me here sharing content about culture - you'll soon see why I'm called the Culture Vulture.

Hierarchy and South Korean Culture

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Could South Korea’s hierarchical culture have caused planes to crash?

If you work or do business with South Koreans, you really need to understand hierarchy.

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Describing 'Culture' With 5 Images

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What would you draw to illustrate the meaning of 'culture'?

This is a little exercise we commonly use in cultural awareness training courses to get people thinking about how culture works.

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How to Deal with 'No' in Chinese Communication Culture

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Do you work with the Chinese?

A common challenge many foreigners come across is how to handle the word ‘no’.

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5 Weird Things Americans Do

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Every country has its quirks, right?

Well, the Land of Hope and Freedom is no different.

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Lèse-majesté: A Cultural Faux Pas and Criminal Offence

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When you’re doing business abroad, it’s critical to understand some of the dos and don’ts.

In this blog, we’re going to look at area we often cover in cross cultural training, lèse-majesté.

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Sabai: Understanding Thai Business Culture Through its Values

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Foreigners working in Thailand can misunderstand the local culture in many ways.

Thais tend to be judged against values and standards that are alien to them which leads to their behaviours and actions being seen incorrectly.

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3 Reasons Why Cultural Awareness Training is Essential to Success

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Does Cultural Awareness training work?

Will investing in such training really offer any sort of ROI and help your staff?

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Why Do Cultures Exist?

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Where did 'culture' come from? What does 'culture' do?

In order to get to heart of cultural difference, you need to understand what culture is, how it works and why it exists.

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How Do Cultural Differences Affect International Business?

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Culture is a complex thing.

It affects everything we do from the way we raise our kids to the way we do business.

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What are the Main Differences between Saudi Arabia and the UAE?

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Many assume the two Gulf countries are alike.

However, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are culturally, politically and socially different in many ways.

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Cross-Cultural Tips for Remote and Virtual Teams

Cross-Cultural Tips for Remote and Virtual Teams

 

With the fall out of Coronavirus making itself known on a grand scale, it's fair to say that the development of competent remote and virtual teams is now a big priority for most training departments. 

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Why do Indians Nod their Head When Speaking?

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This question is often asked in Indian intercultural training programmes.

"We don't get it! Why do they always nod? And in different ways too!?"

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Is COVID-19 taking Ramadan 2020 Online?

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Ramadan 2020 has arrived!

Although Muslims the world over are celebrating its arrival, the fact that it has arrived against a backdrop of COVID-19 makes it rather unique.

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Culture & Etiquette Tips When Doing Business in The UAE

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Want to make the best impression possible when you visit the UAE on your business travels?

Then you need to learn a bit about the country, its people and how to behave!

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Can Cultural Differences Explain How Countries Approach COVID-19?

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Culture is everywhere; whether you know it or not.

It influences everything from how we get married, do business with one another and yes, deal with a pandemic.

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Intercultural, Cross-cultural and Multicultural – What do they mean and why does it matter?

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Cross-cultural, intercultural and multicultural don’t mean the same thing.

Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they do, in fact, have very different meanings.

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How Can I Make a Good Impression in India?

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Travelling to India for business and want to make make a good impression?

Then you need to learn a bit about the people, their beliefs, manners and, of course, their culture!

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Is American Culture Killing People in the Fight Against Covid-19?

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Do cultural commitments to ideas like freedom and liberty help or hinder Americans in their plight?

In this blog we’ll explore how American culture and values are potentially harming the country’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Common Stereotypes and Misconceptions of Chinese Culture

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It’s fair to say that most ethnic groups stereotype other ethnicities.

Whilst stereotypes provide a way of understanding one’s own culture or ethnicities against other’s, they are generally unhelpful and misleading.

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How the Coronavirus is Changing Global Greeting Etiquette

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing havoc across the globe.

Markets are in meltdown, flights have been grounded, gatherings banned and whole countries on lock down as the world tries to slow down its spread.

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