ACTING GLOBALLY: The importance of cultural awareness for the international business traveler

Cultural awareness counts for overseas business travelers and negotiatorsI’ve posted several times on the relevance of culture and cultural awareness to effective negotiation and conflict resolution (here and here), as well as, more recently, on the importance of both cultural and geographic literacy in an increasingly connected, economically interdependent world.

George Lenard, who founded and co-authors one of my favorite blogs and online employment law resources, George’s Employment Blawg, recently published a great post on “Another Aspect of Diversity: Cross-Cultural Awareness” with a link to a web site on international business etiquette with pointers to help the business traveler (and international negotiator) avoid social and communication blunders while abroad.

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