Tagged: intercultural

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Cultural Difference ABC’s: Formality, Focus

Today, we’re going to delve into the „f“ word. Two, even: formality and focus. I’ll even throw in a bonus third, if the censors don’t stop me: foreign languages. I’m really pushing the envelope...

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Business ABC’s: Education

Education (noun): The process of teaching or learning, especially in a school or college, or the knowledge that you get from this. (dictionary.cambridge.org) Here we are again…if it’s Friday, it must be „The ABC’s...

Business ABC’s: Communication 0

Business ABC’s: Communication

This post comes courtesy of the letter “C”, as in “communication”. When it comes to business between Germans and Americans, it is often this very topic that makes or breaks the relationship, which is...

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The Right to Rejuvenate

Micronesia. Tonga. Kiribati. Marshall Islands. Nauru. Palau. The United States of America. These countries all belong in a group together, but for what? No, they don’t all enjoy year-round tropical beach weather. Just ask...

Field Report #2: Spring Break, USA 1

Field Report #2: Spring Break, USA

Spring Break in the USA…Florida beaches, wet t-shirt contests, wild debauchery, fun in the sun. Well…not exactly, when you’re 20+ years out of college and travelling with your family of four in tow. Then...

Field Report: Where Germans Struggle with American Business Practices 1

Field Report: Where Germans Struggle with American Business Practices

February was a short month chock full of trainings. In addition to giving me the chance to add push pins to my „places visited“ German map, I as always came away with valuable observations...

Go International in 2016! 0

Go International in 2016!

The New Year 2016 is underway, and it is time for companies to set new business goals and budgets. If your enterprise is seeking to expand its international presence this year, we would be...

Delivering Culturally Sensitive Presentations in English 0

Delivering Culturally Sensitive Presentations in English

Global working teams are an increasing reality in today’s business world. It is no longer unusual for members of the same project or even departmental team to be located simultaneously in California, Germany, Singapore...

Welcome to intercultural reflections! 0

Welcome to intercultural reflections!

Hello and Guten Tag, My name is Michelle Diehl. I am an American living in Germany who teaches a variety of business skills, including German – American intercultural understanding to many, many fine professionals here...