Vienna Raglin

7 Tips on how to Celebrate New Years Eve at the Workplace

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57-06:00December 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

New Years Toast by Pexels As New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, some may find themselves in the office with the crush of year-end projects. If you find yourself working, keep in mind that a new beginning celebrated in the office place can increase productivity, company culture, and even [...]

4 Cross-Cultural Tips for a Successful Office Halloween

By |2018-10-18T16:55:40-05:00October 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Halloween reminds us of a cardinal rule in U.S. business - to avoid mixing work and pleasure. This is why during the holiday season, there is a need for a balance between productivity and company morale. Consider these celebratory tips to enjoy a culturally appropriate holiday with colleagues and customers.

National Book Month

By |2018-12-03T15:53:04-06:00October 5th, 2018|Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

Tunnel of knowledge in Prague's Municipal library by Pixabay Even with an undergraduate, masters or doctorate degree, learning is a life-long journey. Many of us continue to read ebooks, enroll in training sessions, and continue to knowledge quest.  In this day and age, there is a greater need for self-education. [...]

Santiago, Chile; Culture and Business

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17-05:00September 28th, 2018|Chile, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette|

  Santiago, Chile by pixabay Stretching along South America's lower western coast, the long and slender country of Chile is slightly smaller than Turkey, slightly larger than the U.S. state of Texas and contains more than five thousand islands. It comes as no surprise that Chile has been called one of [...]

The New Age: Inter-generation Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18-05:00September 27th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Social Media, Technology/Gear, U.S. Holidays|

Grandmother Laptop by Max Pixel Intergeneration Month is celebrated every September as a way to appreciate perspectives of all ages. It’s a great time to converse with people from generations other than your own. Whether it be family members, colleagues or even a new acquaintance, it’s important to observe viewpoints from all [...]

Argentina- Best Places to Connect to Nature and Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18-05:00September 26th, 2018|Career Tips, Chile, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Travel Tips, Self-Awareness, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

  Perito Moreno by Deensel on flikr With its name stemming from the Latin word for silver, the country of Argentina is home to rich landscapes including the rolling hills of Patagonia, the Andes Mountains and Iguazu Falls, which is 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls. Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is among one [...]

France: Relating to the Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19-05:00September 10th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, France, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Aurel, France by Eric Bauer on flickr France Cultural Dimensions: Reflection of Reality in France With Paris as its heart, France emanates high fashion, inspiring architecture, breathtaking art, fine cuisine and superb wine. In fact, the word “culture” is a French word, derived from the Latin word colere, meaning “to tend to the [...]

Do Something Grand: 7 reasons to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20-05:00September 7th, 2018|Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States|

  Photo taken from Pixabay National Grandparents Day was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. McQuade started her campaign for a day to honor [...]