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5 Tips for International Communication
John D. Astor, Coach, United States, Member
In conducting business, cultural missteps can ruin a good opportunity. As the world shrinks and we work closer and closer together, accepting and understanding each other becomes more essential every day. Communicating with clarity and purpose leads to success. And in our global world it becomes more perilous for business people to make costly mistakes that can ruin a relationship and can be avoided. For organizations, large and small, having the ability to grow geographically can bring many benefits - if they can transcend cultural differences. We don't need a cultural anthropologist or even a psychiatrist. But what we do need is a universal method for interacting free of bias and prejudice and inclusive of grown differences. By considering basic behavior, we can observe distinctions in each culture. But are there some common traits that we can use with everyone? First consider what Ralph Tashjian, CEO of SMC Records in San Francisco says about making agreements abroad: "When (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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