In German business culture, task-orientation, precision, rigor and honesty are of highest priority. Punctuality is equal to good manners.

Typical German?!

The cross-cultural trainer Dr. Sylvia Schroll-Machl takes a close look at the cultural standards of Germans using the observations of foreign business people…

Scenes from a German-French meeting

Au secours, une surprise! The French love to score points with dramatic moments and to put themselves in the limelight. Germans, however, prefer to follow the agenda in business meetings and do not like surprises at all…

Challenges in a German-French job interview

Cultural differences between the French and German education systems are responsible for the fact that German personnel managers are often not prepared for the expectations of top French applicants.