Category cultural awareness

Having difficult conversations with cultural sensitivity

The ability to manage difficult conversations with cultural sensitivity is an essential to achieving any significant change and driving higher performance in today’s global work environment. Crossroads Global’s first virtual dialogue is a series of six high impact expertly curated webinars that will give the toolkit of skills to assess varying situations and identify the […]

Why Toyota must keep on pushing for diversity

As Toyota top exec resigns following drug accusations, the company acknowledged that it did not do enough to help foreigners integrate into Japan. Toyota has three-quarters of its sales from overseas and about 80 percent of its 338,875 employees are outside Japan. Yet only two non-Japanese are board members. We agree with this article that […]

Mind the Gap: Why is virtual team working so tough?

Mind the Gap: Why is virtual team working so tough?

Strategies for being culturally effective

Cultural effectiveness is no longer mastering the language or memorising Do’s and Don’ts of a culture. It is in fact a mindset that allows you to be intuitive about what matters to others, what motivates them and why they do what they do even if it makes no sense to you at first.
Monika Chauhan -Stok, a Global Business Expert shares strategies for success when working across cultures.

Open Workshops

The growing need to negotiate and communicate effectively across cultural boundaries demands a high level of understanding of the ways in which different cultures approach issues.

Best Countries for Business

Forbes determined the Best Countries for Business.

TIPS: 5 Tips for Doing Business with India

Today in TIPS we are discussing a highly requested subject: Doing Business with India.


GENEVA TO DISCUSS A NEW GLOBAL INITIATIVE Monika Chauhan-Stok and Anthony Fleming on their way to Geneva to consult with a new client about a new global initiative. Monika speaks about cultural differences in her video here: Cultural Differences  If you would like to know more about our interactive training programmes and bespoke consultancy, please […]

Oprah ‘suffers racism’ in Zurich

A Swiss luxury goods store denied any wrongdoing yesterday after Oprah Winfrey suggested she had encountered racism when one of its shop assistants allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag.

My World vs Your World

“Culture is a reaction to nature”. Devdutt Pattanaik looks at business and modern life through the lens of mythology. A fascinating TED talk on the East vs West – the myths that mystify. The growing need to negotiate and communicate effectively across cultural boundaries demands a high level of understanding as to the ways in which different cultures […]