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2021-02-22

What is the right attitude for working in the UAE?

Cultural awareness and sensitivity are essential in every aspect of working life, including how teams are managed and motivated, how feedback is structured and delivered, and how disputes are handled.
2020-11-20

Israelis should adapt to UAE business norms

Using tactics such as applying time pressure, opening with your best offer, or making expiring offers, could be interpreted as signs that you are impatient and not willing to invest time in building a relationship.
2020-10-14

Communication, Posture and Business in the UAE

In the UAE, every part of your body has meaning when communicating with your potential business partners.
2020-09-21

BUSINESS MEETING CULTURE IN THE UAE

When making a presentation, please note that Arabs are circular thinkers and thus tend to learn through their senses and through memorizing. The use of imagery, analogy, repetition, and graphics are important.
2020-09-05

Mistakes that will damage your business in the UAE

When doing business in a society which combines innovation and tradition, it’s important to pay attention to the cultural differences.
2020-07-07

CHALLENGES OF A VIRTUAL LEADER

Global leadership involves being able to identify and maximize one’s abilities as a leader, recognize and adapt to the various demands of a diverse global workforce, and retain the unique perspectives and talents of a team in a collaborative way.
2020-02-09

CULTURAL CONFLICT

The fact that we don’t always understand others does not mean that they are wrong. In culture, there is no RIGHT or WRONG, there are just different values that drive peoples’ behavior.
2019-12-22

ARE YOU A PEACH OR A COCONUT?

We need to remember that when comparing cultures, everything is relative. The British are “coconuts” in California but “peaches” in Paris.
2019-10-04

DOES CURIOSITY MATTER?

For individual managers and employees, a merger of acquisition is not just a corporate strategy; it’s a personally disruptive – often traumatic event
2019-10-04

VUCA – A VOODOO DOLL OR A PAGAN CEREMONY?

For individual managers and employees, a merger of acquisition is not just a corporate strategy; it’s a personally disruptive – often traumatic event
2019-10-04

HOW CULTURE IMPACTS NEGOTIATIONS AND SALES

Remember that the language of business is the language your client speaks
2019-10-04

THE BIG DEAL ABOUT “SMALL TALK”

The purpose of small talk is to be “small” and light, but when you are not used to the parameters small talk covers, you can easily fall into the “How are you?” trap: The notorious “How are you?” or it’s cousin “How’s it going?” question is sometimes perceived as not only superficial but also insulting.
2019-10-04

THE AMERICAN DREAM? NOT EVERYTHING IS ROSY IN RELOCATION

When it comes to working overseas, the number one destination is, of course, the United States, which accounts for 35% of the world’s relocations.
2019-10-03

SO YOU MADE AN EXIT…NOW WHAT?

One of the challenges individuals and organizations face in interacting with intercultural colleagues is the confusion between the behaviors of the "culture of origin" vs. the "acquired culture."
2019-10-03

IT’S ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION

One of the challenges individuals and organizations face in interacting with intercultural colleagues is the confusion between the behaviors of the "culture of origin" vs. the "acquired culture."
2019-10-03

CULTURE IS THE NEW “BLACK”

In the 21st century, the hard skills are easy, the soft skills are hard. (dfa Intercultural Global Solutions)
2019-08-31

“OUT OF OFFICE”

We all want to take vacations, we understand that vacations are important to refueling our body, mind and soul. That said, Work-Life balance has become an issue for people all over the world.
2019-06-02

WE ALL SPEAK ENGLISH, SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

After losing an important deal in China, an Israeli medical device company learned in hindsight that his Chinese counterpart would have appreciated a slower pace with more opportunities for relationship building.
2019-03-31

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION – COMMON CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES

"Though working in Israel as a professional lawyer before relocating to Silicon Valley, it took me two years to fully understand the different cultural nuances when communicating with my U.S. clients." (Israeli attorney)
2018-07-15

DOES BODY LANGUAGE MATTER? YOU BET IT DOES!

William Shakespeare said in Troilus and Cressida – ‘There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip’. Language is a part of culture and plays a […]
2018-06-26

WORKINGS WITH GEN Z – A GUIDE TO MANAGING AND RETAINING MULTICULTURAL GENERATIONS

Professional Branding Gen Z is all about growing professionally and personally and offering the Zs perks and benefits may not be the way to go. Give […]
2018-05-16

KIBUN, KARAOKE, AND BUSINESS IN SOUTH KOREA

Israel is the first country, and so far the only country in the Middle East to sign a free trade agreement with South Korea, and there’s […]
2018-05-16

WELCOME TO ISRAEL – ARE YOU READY FOR FAST AND FURIOUS?

What happened to the concept of a straight line, or a line itself, and how did personal space become someone breathing down my neck while I […]
2018-05-16

‘THIS IS VERY INTERESTING…’ THE DANGER OF SIMILARITY

Most of us have visited the United States at some point in our lives. In general, we feel that we know Americans because the US and […]
2018-05-16

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN TODAY’S GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

Coordinating and managing people from different cultures within an organizational context represents one of the greatest challenges for the corporate world in the new millennium. One […]
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