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The Culture Solution

How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace

By Deirdre Mendez

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The Business persons toolkit to get from zero to global

In today's global business reality, the ability to work across cultures is key to teamwork and productivity.

The Culture Solution is the book to provide businesspeople a step-by-step system to manage and recognize for themselves the cultural factors that affect international relationships and global partnerships.

Using the new method of Cultural Analysis created by Deirdre Mendez, international managers can solve problems and create cultural synergies that produce the most productive international teams, projects and alliances.

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  • ISBN: 9781857886580
  • Publication date: 23 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing US
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