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Cultural Matters in International Business.

When you're working internationally, you will encounter cultural differences. Dealing with those differences in a culturally competent way can be de deciding factor between success and failure.

Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende will discuss business topics that will make you more culturally competent while conducting your business.

Cultural Differences & Cultural Diversity in International Busines‪s‬ Chris Smit: International Business Expert | Cultural Differences | Diversity Expert & Peter van der Lende: leading business developer

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Cultural Matters in International Business.

When you're working internationally, you will encounter cultural differences. Dealing with those differences in a culturally competent way can be de deciding factor between success and failure.

Chris Smit and Peter van der Lende will discuss business topics that will make you more culturally competent while conducting your business.

    152 Global Talent Sourcing [Podcast]

    152 Global Talent Sourcing [Podcast]

    Global Talent Sourcing Podcast, Culture Shock, and Cultural Competency



    What this podcast will be about:



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    Why Global Talent Sourcing from Other Countries?



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    Why Is Cultural Onboarding So Important?



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    Dealing with Culture Shock



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    It is NOT about the Legal or Accounting Stuff



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    Reading about Swimming versus Actual Swimming





    Should you want to know more, contact us!



    "How will you learn to swim if you only read about swimming as opposed to getting into the water?"



    Links mentioned in this podcast are:



    * The book The UnDutchables: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_UnDutchables

    * What a diversity manager could do for you: https://culturematters.com/diversity-manager-or-culture-manager-what-can-i-do-for-you/



    If this topic is of interest to you, why don't you follow our free webinar: How to do business with India. You can sign up for this FREE webinar right here.

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    The Culture Matters Podcast on International Business & Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    • 28 min
    151 How to do business in India Podcast

    151 How to do business in India Podcast

    How to do business in India podcastIn this how-to-do business in India podcast, we don't really go over any cultural dimensions (in our webinar we will).Instead, we go over some common misconceptions and misunderstandings that non-Indians (mostly Westerns) have about Indian business practices.We talk about some of the following topics:* Loss of face is real* Nepotism* We explain the "Indian headshake"* Why a "Yes" is not always a yes* The difference between typical Western & Indian management styles* How the decision-making process works in India* Should you try to "become more Indian" in order to do business with Indians?Should you want to know more, contact us!"Indians don't go out for a drink. They go out for dinner and will have a drink then."Links mentioned in this podcast are:* https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/02/06/after-a-shaky-start-matt-hancock-has-got-the-big-calls-right* https://culturematters.com/webinarIf this topic is of interest to you, why don't you follow our free webinar: How to do business with India. You can sign up for this FREE webinar right here.Go here to find out more.Should you want to see or listen to more webinars, please visit our shop.So, check out this "How to do business in India Podcast" now.For another article you might find interesting about India, click here.









    The Culture Matters Podcast on International Business & Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    • 39 min
    150 Deanna Singh on Diversity and Inclusion

    150 Deanna Singh on Diversity and Inclusion

    Deanna Singh

    About This Week's Guest Deanna Singh

    Deanna Singh, the author of Purposeful Hustle, wants to live in a world where marginalized communities have power.

    As an expert social entrepreneur, she is obsessed with making the world a better place and she will build or break systems to create positive change.

    While tackling complex social challenges, Deanna gives audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change.

    Deanna is described as a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change.

    She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, podcaster, and social justice champion!



    "Did you know that my last name, Singh, means 'Lion'?"





    * Assume that whatever you think about someone else just might be wrong.

    * Assume that "the other one" also has the best intentions with you and/or the situation.

    * When you're listening to someone, listen with the intention to understand, not to reply (because then you're not really listening).



    Links mentioned in this episode are:



    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannasingh/

    * Website: https://www.upliftingimpact.com/



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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    • 39 min
    149: Working With International Virtual Teams

    149: Working With International Virtual Teams

    Working with International Virtual Teams

    Working internationally is one thing. But working with an International Virtual Team adds a couple of challenges.

    I call it you're missing the "touch" factor; meaning that you're missing those visual queues that you would otherwise you would have.

    In this podcast, we only touch on one factor of the four primary dimensions of culture: Hierarchy (there are three more, but that would take too much time; should you want to know more, contact us!



    "When it's appropriate have a "Friday Afternoon Visual Drink."



    Links mentioned in this podcast are:



    * https://financesonline.com/virtual-team-statistics/#:~:text=As%20of%202018%2C%2070%25%20of,as%20a%20fully%20remote%20workforce (for the Working with international virtual teams statistics.

    * https://biz30.timedoctor.com/virtual-team-communication-tools/



    If this topic is of interest to you, why don't you follow our free webinar: Working with International Virtual Teams. You can sign up for this FREE webinar right here.

    Go here to find out more









    You Can Also Listen to the Culture Podcast and Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









    To Subscribe to this Management Podcast, Click here.









    The Culture Matters Culture Podcast. Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio







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    If you have a minute, please leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the visibility and the ranking of this culture podcast on iTunes immensely! A BIG THANK YOU!

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    • 33 min
    148: Doing Business in the US; Why the US is Sometimes Ahead & Sometimes Behind

    148: Doing Business in the US; Why the US is Sometimes Ahead & Sometimes Behind

    How to Do Business in the US

    Why the US Is Sometimes Ahead and Sometimes Behind

    In this podcast of early December 2020, we talk about recent developments and how different cultures/countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.



    "Sometimes the USA is ahead of the rest of the world, and sometimes they're behind".



    Why is it that the US constructed an ultra-modern interstate system in the 1950s, but then let it deteriorate to a point where billions of dollars are needed to bring it back to a decent state? A similar observation applies to other infrastructures, such as airports. At the same time, why is it that companies like Amazon, Google and Apple are so far ahead with industry leading technology?

    We'll take a look at the COVID-19 pandemic and show how the cultural dynamics surrounding the pandemic are similar to the above mentioned observation of "being ahead and behind." We'll look at this from an international business perspective and add a theoretical framework for the audience to better understand what to expect when doing business with the US.

    Get Culturally Competent when Doing Business in the US

    The main message of this podcast is that if you want to do business with the USA, you will encounter the dynamics of "ahead and behind". To be successful in doing business in the US, you'll need to get culturally competent, even if you're from a comparable culture like the UK! You need to understand how Americans think and work and, of course, how your own culture might impact. Your business success will depend on it!

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    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

    Every episode there is an interview with a prominent guest, who will tell his or her story and share international experiences. Helping you develop your cultural competence. Welcome to this culture podcast and management podcast.









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    • 30 min
    147: Culture Matters in International Business

    147: Culture Matters in International Business

    The Culture Matters in International Business Podcast

    A new Format for this Podcast

    Your Hosts:

    Chris Smit

    Peter van der Lende



    "Understanding cultural differences can be the descisive factor in success or failure in International Business"



    In this short introduction podcast, we explain the new set-up of our podcast: We'll take a look at the impact that cultural differences have on doing International Business.

    Some topics that you can expect are:



    * Why the US is Sometimes Ahead and Sometimes Behind (Airport Tech.) 

    * Direct and Unfiltered Feedback: The Problem (Dutch) 

    * North versus South (America, The Predictability Dimension) 

    * Trial and Error or Engineering (German versus American) 

    * Fair Warning or Caricaturing (The Undutchables)? 

    * Do as The Romans Do (but not in Italy – KLM and Alitalia) 

    * The Costliest International Failures 

    * Let Me Summarize (Please Don’t), North European vs South European 

    * The Far East is Not Far if You’re There (something on Asia) 

    * Something related to fake news? 

    * The rudest people on earth (Dutch, Russian) 

    * The most polite … 





    * What dominates: Company culture or National culture? 

    * How does personality relate to one’s national culture? 

    * Can you get “rid” of your national culture (e.g., when you live in another country)? 

    * The “superiority notion” when it comes to you and the “other” culture. 

    * Unexpected cultural correlations: the use of deodorant, gambling/lottery/scratch cards. 

    * How marketing is not culturally neutral (e.g., selling a Volvo station car in the US versus Sweden) 

    * Humor in different cultures and what you maybe should not do (e.g., being/going over the top being Dutch) 

    * Project management in different countries/cultures. 

    * How to manage multi-cultural virtual teams? 

    * What about the fifth dimension of Hofstede’s model (and why rename some other dimensions)? 

    * Assessments - including cultural preference or cultural competence - value-adding or hocus pocus. 

    * Covid-19 (and other non-related health issues) and cultural differences.



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    * LinkedIn Peter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderlende/

    * LinkedIn Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitchris/

    * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultureMattersHQ

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culture.matters_/





    Or watch this podcast on our YouTube channel: https://culturematters.com/youtube

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    You Can Also Listen to the Culture Podcast and Management Podcast

    Build your Cultural Competence, listen to interesting stories, learn about the cultural pitfalls and how to avoid them, get the Global perspective here at the Culture Matters podcast on International Business.

    We help you understand Cultural Diversity better by interviewing real people with real experiences.

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