New format: Intercultural Security Awareness Training - Example: Brazil

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The topic of safety has recently gained in importance for several companies and institutions that send their employees abroad. Many countries are increasingly plagued by violence and conflict. In Brazil, the inhabitants suffer from crime and its consequences, due to the large social divide and systematic corruption.
The majority of violent crimes in Brazil include pickpocketing, mugging people getting in and out of cars, robbing people at traffic lights, and “lightning kidnapping” (ATM stops). The perpetrators are usually individual, belligerent parties or belong to criminal gangs.
Thus, in addition to language, cultural and intercultural preparation for Brazil, the demand for security training has risen.

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Intercultural Sensitivity Workshop & World Café at Robert Bosch GmbH

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In the realm of intercultural training, intensive cooperation is already taking place between Robert Bosch GmbH and ti communication, especially regarding the preparation of employees being sent on foreign assignments. It hardly even matters where they are going; our network of experts spans the globe: from Singapore to Portugal, the Netherlands, China and Saudi Arabia, all the way to Australia.

This year, we had the opportunity to support the Robert Bosch company using a different format: On the occasion of an international conference with participants from Germany, China, the USA and Japan, our trainers Anna Corbett and Susanne Taylor conducted a 2.5-hour workshop.

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Podcast: Global business communication and culture

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What do US-Americans have to keep in mind when working with Germans? What can be considered “typically German”, or “typically American”? What incidents could cause irritations on both sides? During her interview with Globig’s CEO Anke Corbin, our senior trainer Sabine Amend invites you to change perspectives.

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Iran after the nuclear agreement – Is the euphoria justified?

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Iran after the nuclear agreement – Is the euphoria justified?

"We are hoping for a better future, when international companies return to Iran, invest in us and generate prosperity". We hear this sentence almost every day in our talks with Iranian managers, officials, workers, consumers and people on the street. The Iranian economy fell into a veritable recession following the intensified economic sanctions and local mismanagement. High inflation, rising unemployment, a lack of investments and international isolation put an obvious strain on the Iranian standard of living. Since Rohani administration has taken office, however, there was a slight recovery even before the agreement in the nuclear talks – the economy grew in 2014 by 2% - and now all signs point to investment, expansion, re-integration into the global economic system and an opening of the market. 

What opportunities does Iran have to offer?

For several weeks now, highly-ranking international economic delegates have been streaming in and out of the country's economic realm. The interest in business with and in Iran is enormous. Yet how attractive is the Iranian market really for foreigners, especially for German companies? And what specifics need to be observed; what problems should companies be prepared to face? Iran's population of approximately 78 million people, who have accumulated a huge "consumption backlog" (and whom primarily international markets covet), have turned the country into a massive potential for consumer goods and service providers. In addition, producers of capital goods and infrastructure can look forward to a giant pent-up demand for products and investments. Eighty percent of Iranian industrial facilities are obsolete  and must be replaced, the infrastructure needs to be modernized, tourism developed and the financial system brought to the state of the art, to name just a few industrial sectors. Today, several sectors are dominated by local companies that can hardly keep up with international competition in their current state, with obsolete factories, processes and management systems.

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Welcome to Germany

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Welcome to Germany

In this Blog article our partner Palladium Mobility Group points out some difficulties foreigners might encounter when moving to Germany and how to overcome these easily by making use of their professional relocation expertise.

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10 tips to better understand the Brazilian spirit

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10 tips to better understand the Brazilian spirit

10 tips for your Worldcup tour to Brazil - or if you are interested in Brazil in general

In March FIFA published a so-called “Brazil for Beginners” guide which raised many split opinions. In all fairness to the Fifa publication, the Brazilian spirit does not exactly allow for a consistent “to do” or “not to do” list. After strong reactions to the list, FIFA decided to remove it from their website, proving once more that in intercultural matters sensitivities can be fierce and what people perceive as being a good sense of humor varies from one place to the other.

Rule # 1: Brazilians Have No Handbook

For many geographic, historical, cultural and religious reasons, Brazilian common sense is precisely not common, but kind of an “individual” common sense if you want … As a result, one of the usual answers you might hear for your questions is, “depende”, which means “it depends”, sa depend, je nach dem, “probably …”

People will apply different – quite inconsistent solutions for sometimes similar situations. So take the following list as a broad guideline and sharpen your senses to deal with each person as an individual, who will put their best foot forward according to the chemistry that might be generated between you.

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Fail in foreign trade - Ten ways to waste money abroad: The first case

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Fail in foreign trade - Ten ways to waste money abroad: The first case

An article of InterGest, partner of ti communication

Prof. Peter Anterist is CEO of the international trust company InterGest, which supports export-oriented companies at over 50 locations worldwide. He holds a law degree, which he obtained from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University inFrankfurt/Main in 1999, where he studied law subsequent to studying business management in Saarbruecken. Prof. Peter Anterist regularly lectures as visiting professor on international management at the Central University of Finance & Economics (CUFE) in Beijing.

Abroad, medium-sized buisnesses are not always spoilt by success. Peter Anterist, CEO of the worldwide operating trust company InterGest, describes „ten most popular business failures of SME‘s to lose money abroad“. In times of harsh markets related to our difficult economy, those in businesses especially who own small businesses want to save themselves from making a financial mistake.

Anterist, whose company is accompanying medium-sized businesses for 40 years now, does not want to make up or satirize anything. It is not the entrepreneurial negligence which leads to possible finanical mistakes. Mostly, it is the absolute success within a country which leads to self-made and unquestioned decisions in foreign trade. Often, the decision making can lead into the wrong direction because of incorrect assumptions."Every described incident is based on inspiration from true stories. However, people and products which are analysed in the given texts are completely fictious."

Fail in foreign trade - Ten ways to waste money abroad

The purpose of this blog is to point out the ten best ways of failing splendidly and wasting untold quantities of money abroad within the following months. Of course, there are plenty of other ways to secure one‘s own defeat, but these are the ones that work best.

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Children and Parents with a Migration Background – intercultural challenges in educational work at day-care centres

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Children and Parents with a Migration Background – intercultural challenges in educational work at day-care centres

One-third of the children in Germany between the ages of under one year to five years have a migration background. Due to this fact, the integration of families and children is playing an increasingly important role in practical education at day-care centres.

Gerhard Hain, Managing Partner and a trained educator as well as an academically qualified teacher, in cooperation with Susanne Treiber, an employee at ti communication, has developed a seminar for day-care teachers in Germany. In addition to introducing a variety of cultural concepts, the seminar focuses on specific situations in the respective day-care centre.

Special attention is given to work with parents. The demands of parents with migration backgrounds toward their children continually stand in contrast to educational concepts developed in Germany. Different learning and educational goals, hierarchical family relationships, varying ideas about school education at the pre-school stage and a variety of differentiated gender roles are only a few of the points that play a role in this context.

A further critical aspect: Children have another concept of culture than parents. Employees in day-care centres and parents often try to put on their “adult cultural glasses” and, based on them, formulate culture-specific educational goals. The guiding idea of the child’s point of view leads through the entire seminar and also helps to ultimately reveal some of the problems as being uncomplicated situations.

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