By Cultural Candor

HOW JAPANESE LEADERSHIP VARIES FROM WESTERN LEADERSHIP Japan has developed a reputation for leading the way in new, groundbreaking technology. This reputation is one that the country takes great pride in. Western business leaders look to Japan for innovation and the business opportunities that are presented by that innovation. For Western business leaders, collaborating with their Japanese counterparts can be a challenge if they do not have an understanding of the very significant differences in

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By Cultural Candor

Many businesses are presently working in a technologically powerful environment, allowing partnerships between different communities worldwide. These tactical international alliances can offer organizations with important market benefits if they are truly able to navigate any complicated cultural issues that arise. At Cultural Candor, we offer our clients the skills, market experience and specific knowledge necessary to ensure international success through our cultural training. IN-DEPTH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING A typical exercise among many businesses is to evolve

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By Cultural Candor

When relocating employees abroad for a new assignment, many companies are now beginning to understand the need for cross-cultural training. Companies recognize and appreciate the wealth of benefits that cross-cultural training provides to not only the expatriates themselves, but also the companies for which they work. Once cross-cultural training is given, many companies can expect to see a 25% decrease in the early return rate of expatriates, saving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of

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By Cultural Candor

It is a fairly well known fact that rules, regulations and laws fluctuate immensely within differentiating countries. Furthermore, legal proceedings can progress in different manners as well. When one is used to the judicial system of his or her own country, experiencing proceedings in another can be both intimidating and frightening. This is why it is often very beneficial for all who are part of a country’s judicial branch to undergo cross-cultural training. Culture issues

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By Cultural Candor

France is a country full of much to offer. From wonderful landscapes, to beautiful bustling cities, tourists around the world often rave about the French people and their culture. Yet, with France ranking as one of the top 10 GDP producers in the world, it is also a heavily business oriented country full of opportunity for domestic and international businesses alike. Though France is considered to be part of the “Western World”, it is important

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By Cultural Candor

It has been both tested and proven that cross-cultural training has the capability to generate greater revenue within international organizations. Companies that are working across time zones, cultures and borders become dependent upon the revenues that are generated from international relationships. Even for those companies not operating outside of U.S borders, employees still may frequently interact with customers, patients, or coworkers from different backgrounds of both language and culture. Therefore, it is imperative that companies

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By Cultural Candor

The United States is becoming an ever-increasingly more diverse nation with the passage of time.  Currently in the USA, children five years of age and under are now minority majority.  As these children begin to enter our school systems, teachers will encounter an unprecedented level of diversity within their formally white majority classrooms. Diversity in the classroom offers an array of benefits, for both the teacher and the students.  Teachers can capitalize upon the unique

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By Cultural Candor

As businesses become increasingly more global, the importance of ensuring employees undergo proper, effective cross-cultural training increases dramatically. Yet, this can sometimes be difficult to achieve when numerous employees are scattered across the world. Logistical problems and the expense of relocating all employees to be trained to one common location can, oftentimes, be nearly impossible to rationalize. Yet, there is a relatively simple solution. Virtual cross-cultural training allows global employees to come together in a

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By Cultural Candor

Russia has faced some economic hardships over the last few months due to falling oil prices and sanctions created after the annexation of Crimea. However, even in this time of Russian economic crisis, many industries continue to succeed and grow in Russia allowing other nations the opportunity to conduct business inside of Russia’s immense borders. It is important to remember the cultural implications when conducting business in Russia as this is a unique culture greatly

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By Cultural Candor

As our world becomes increasingly more globalized and businesses saturate the American market to their fullest potential, it is only natural that the next step would be expanding overseas. There is much opportunity to be capitalized upon by growing businesses that have the capabilities of international expansion. However, successful international expansion always requires a culturally relevant marketing plan which can be somewhat difficult to navigate when the intended market culture is different from our own,

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