Each year expats move across the globe in order to find new work and business opportunities. In order to facilitate these moves companies often offer their workers the chance to take part in some cross cultural training in order to help the foreign workers to fit in with the host country nationals. This is done […]
Business may be fundamentally the same the world over, but management style differs greatly. Suggestions by subordinates might be welcomed in one culture but seen as inappropriate in another. Employees in a new country may be confused if bosses are not more hands-on, or feel stifled when they are. These concerns are particularly acute in […]
A new study has shown that around 25% of British people think that being drunk is part of the British culture. The poll showed that more people thought that being drunk made you more British than having a hard working attitude towards life. The survey that was carried out by Optimum Research UK collated results […]
A Lady from Australia (Kristen Perry) has been ordered to remove her car license plate by the local authorities as it has an alternative translation into a rude word in the Filipino language. Her license plate reads “Kiki” which is her nickname that links in with her Greek heritage but the Filipino translation is something […]
Taxis are often synonymous with the culture in which they operate; they are not always famed for their etiquette or awareness of culture. However, it seems though the UAE might be looking to streamline the way in which their taxi drivers are perceived both in Dubai and in the rest of the UAE. Dubai and […]
With “size zero”, “obesity epidemic” and “extreme weight loss” being phrases that are almost part of the dictionary these days, the whole world seems to be obsessing about their size and weight. People everywhere are worrying if they are too fat and trying to lose weight and fight back against obesity. We are bombarded by […]
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