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Leading with Culture
September 7, 2017
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Driving business performance through the alignment of people, strategy and culture Leaders increasingly recognize that cultural dysfunction can impede business performance, and that poor cultural fit is the most common reason why newly hired executives fail in their first year. For many leaders, culture feels “soft” and ambiguous. As a result, leaders don’t know where […]
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Culture: The Secret Ingredient to Excellent Service Quality in Hospitality
June 20, 2017
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If there is a place where customers pay special attention to the quality of the service they receive, it is in the hospitality industry. As such, not surprisingly, hotels invest a significant amount of time and money into equipping their employees with fairly sophisticated soft skills such as anticipating guests’ needs, paying individual attention, service […]
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The Internationalisation of BNP Paribas
March 16, 2017
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Interview with Frédéric Thoral, HR Manager of BNP Paribas Personal Finance Fréderic Thoral kindly agreed to answer questions about his career. In a frank interview, he talks about his role in the transformations brought about by BNP Paribas’ internationalisation. Can you tell us a little about your international career and experience? My international career really […]
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Universalism vs Identity
January 19, 2017
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Can the company be a place where we find synergy between modernity and tradition? A high civil servant and “Management and Society” director at the CNRS, Philippe d’Iribarne has been published worldwide and is internationally renowned, in particular for his work in the field of intercultural management. A keen observer of the dividing line between […]
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Intercultural Training for Business Growth
October 20, 2016
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50% of international joint-venture failures are due to intercultural incomprehension and inability to grasp what is expected by others in specific situations.
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Franco-Chinese Joint-Ventures: An Impossible Dream?
June 9, 2016
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Chloe Ascencio is a trainer and coach specialising in Chinese management and business culture. In her book Travailler avec les Chinois, she proposes 8 operational factors to ensure success when doing business in China. Below, she shares a few principles for successful joint-ventures between French and Chinese businesses. Contrasting Views of the ‘Joint-Venture’ The Chinese and French […]
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Returning from living abroad
October 22, 2015
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Monique Cumin shares her experience of returning from a period of expatriation and talks about the taboo of facing the “culture shock” in her own country. Flashback to 2009: after 10 years spent in three countries (the UK, Thailand and the Czech Republic), she decided to take up a job opportunity which enabled her family to […]
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Chinese Social Networks
June 18, 2015
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Gaining a cultural understanding of the way the Chinese use the social networks is vital for any company selling their products in China. The Chinese digital industry The Chinese social networks (particularly Wechat and Weibo) and e-commerce platforms are more interconnected in China than in any country in the world. The digital sector has brought […]
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Intercultural Management: The Inevitable Cultural Dimension
May 7, 2015
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Occasionally, executive boards flirt with the crazy ambition of changing the culture of their employees. In the view of Jean Pautrot, Chairman of the Magellan International board, any study of cultures must be based on an analysis of dilemmas.
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The Challenges of Long-Distance Management
February 26, 2015
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Managing a team spread across several countries, several time zones and several cultures is something which has become increasingly common in companies. This requires an explicit communication style, an awareness of cultural differences and an ability to motivate people, uniting them around a common objective Staff are increasingly working together in virtual international teams with, […]