From harmless puns and silly memes, to stereotypical jokes and shady sarcasm, humor is a diverse concept with a slightly different meaning for everyone. Whether you consider yourself a born jokester, or prefer to keep a serious profile, it’s vital to understand humor’s place in a professional environment, especially if the workplace is […]
- avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette
- Africa, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette, Zimbabwe
As the African Cats are poised to overtake the Asian Tigers, Zimbabwe has gained international attention as a popular investment and expansion location. An English-speaking African nation with blossoming mining and manufacturing sectors, we discovered during our recent business travels that Zimbabwe’s economy is a diamond in the rough.
Ten years ago, new […]
The U.S. is internationally known for its “work hard, play hard” mentality. While not at the top of the list, and many consider the U.S. American workplace to be among the most stressful worldwide.
In fact, in 2017 Forbes ranked the US as the second most competitive country worldwide, and a survey by Monster […]
Spring is a time when warmer weather makes us want to pull out our fun summer clothing. Whether we’re meeting a new client, making a presentation, or job interviewing, wardrobe is a major aspect of our mission to make a stellar impression.
Clothing selection is a prime example of indirect communication, as fashion can […]
As the Catalonian referendum continues to make international headlines, people around the world are asking about the cultural distinctions between Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain, and the rest of the Spanish territory. During my business travels to Barcelona, Spain, the phrase ‘Catalonia is not Spain’ has not only been heard, but viscerally experienced during […]