Newsroom

"Every global leader should know about two dimensions that vary from one culture to another: leadership style and decision making."

If you want to succeed, you’ll need to adapt.

by Erin Meyer

"[...] Contrast that with what happens in Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Sweden. If you’ve collaborated with companies in those countries, you might have noticed that a lot of people seem to be involved in the decision-making process, and it takes a long time to negotiate group agreement. However, once a decision gets made, implementation is surprisingly quick, because details and stakeholders were aligned while consensus was being reached."

"[...]often you have a boardroom full of people from different countries communicating in English and all understanding each other and then suddenly the American or Brit walks into the room and nobody can understand them.”

“People who’ve learned other languages are good at tuning their ears into a whole range of different ways of using English, but native speakers of English generally are monolingual and not very good at tuning in to language variation”