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The Year of the Sheep

Cultural beliefs can hugely influence behaviour. A great example of this is seen in the effects that the current Year of the Sheep is having on Chinese society. Chinese culture places high importance on their zodiac calendar. The zodiac includes twelve animals, each representing one lunar year and rotates on a twelve year cycle. On February 19, 2015, China entered the Year of the Sheep – the wood sheep to…

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The Importance of Intercultural Training for Global Business

Technology has made it easier than ever to do business globally. The wide range of free or inexpensive tools for video conferencing, tele-conferencing, instant messaging, e-mailing, translating and more means it is possible for just about anyone with access to a Smartphone, computer or tablet and the internet to conduct busness across cultures and across borders. However, being successful when working with people from different cultures may not be as…

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