Bridging the Cultural Divide

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

Corporate Telephone Etiquette: A Wake Up Call for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 12th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

In an era when everyday communication methods involve GIF keyboards, Snapchat filters, and group messaging, young professionals are poorly trained on verbal telephone conversations. If you fall into this category, consider these 5 guidelines for corporate telephone etiquette.

Art of Conversations in the Millennial Age

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 4th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Interview Etiquette, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, University Students, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

To dispel this stereotype and strengthen millennial interpersonal skills, avoid these four modern communication mishaps.

Global Gift Giving in Southern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00November 30th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Italy, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Absorb wisdom and educate others about global gifting tips to increase your cross-cultural understanding of the world.

Global Gift Giving Customs in Central & Eastern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 28th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

As part three of cross-cultural gift giving worldwide, let’s explore the different implications when giving and receiving gifts in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs), as defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The countries included in CEECs are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Global Gift Giving in Western Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 27th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Culture, gift-giving, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Western European countries do not consider gift giving as a common practice among business associates. It will be important to know this culture of gift-giving in order to avoid misinterpretations when meeting your international business partner(s) for the first time.

Global Gift Giving Customs in the U.S. & Asia

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 24th, 2017|Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, gift-giving, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

As part one of several global gift giving posts and in honor of November’s National Gratitude Month, let’s explore how to give the most appropriate and heartfelt gift to your global business partners to show your gratitude.

Celebrating Tribes at Powwows

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34-05:00November 21st, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Gracious Living, Indigenous Peoples, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States|

In Austin, Texas a powwow occurred on November 4, 2017 and our intern Esther Sanchez attended. Here she shares her observations and we share cultural insight.

Kindness in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:35-05:00November 10th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, International Protocol, Interview Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Travel Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

While spreading kindness is good, it’s better to find simple ideas on a daily basis. Here are 5 ways you can carry on workplace goodwill, even after World Kindness Day

Evolution of Celebrating Native Americans

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 6th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Indigenous Peoples, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

6 ways to honor Native American Heritage

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