Cultural Savvy










If you are planning for a year, sow rice
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people

Cultural Savvy recognizes that for cross-cultural learning solutions to be effective as an enhancement to an organization, it must deal with the many complexities in the learning process. Employees must be able to apply new learning in the performance of their assignments, and be able to observe and make the appropriate behavioral adjustments when cross cultural issues become important to their productivity or the effectiveness of the organization as a whole.

Customizing the learning experience is the most effective way to address specific issues and objectives and maximize the positive impact cultural competency can have on the company’s bottom line and reputation.  Questions our clients often ask...



Employee (and new employee) orientations
Executive briefings for busy executives


Country & culture-specific
Working with customers in country X
Building & managing global virtual teams
Communication strategies for native English speakers
Knowledge & skills transfer - understanding global learning styles
Diversity & inclusion
Cultural challenges in mergers & acquisitions
Global business & social etiquette & protocol

  • How can we really understand the "whys behind behavirors"?
  • How can we credibility and build trust?
  • Why does it take some cultures so long to make decisions?
  • Why do deadlines come and go although the team said "no problem"?
  • How can we effectively recruit talent in our global markets?
  • How can we improve our global outsourcing and build sustainable results?
  • How do I express disagreement in cultures where it might cause a "loss of face"?
  • How do I know when "Yes" really means "Yes"?
  • How do I know if someone is saying "NO" when they never use the word "NO"?
  • What is the best way to give feedback?
  • How do I get my counterparts in country X to respond to my questions more quickly?
  • How can we work more effectively across many global timezones?
  • Are their some best practices for conducting effective virtual meetings?
  • What can we do to improve communication with our employees and customers who speak English as a second language?
  • How can we better definie and communicate expectations?
  • How can we most effectively communicate bad news?
  • What should we do to prepare for important meetings & presentations across cultures?
  • How can we attract more international tourists and improve customer experience?
  • How should we prepare to host colleagues/customers from our global markets?
  • And many more....

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can help your company become culturally savvy. 



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