Effective management techniques
that cross all cultural boundaries
Managing Across Cultures examines seven behaviors common to all cultures and explains
how to pinpoint and interpret actions that might initially seem out of step with your way
of thinking and operating.
Business guides that take a situational approach just don’t cut it anymore. You need to do
more than learn the specific gestures of other cultures. You need a global mindset. You
need to strategize. You need Managing Across Cultures.
“This book provides a practical framework to help you understand and negotiate the
challenges of culture—I have used it with managers and MBA students alike!”
—Hans Brechbühl, Executive Director, Center for Digital Strategies and Adjunct Associate
Professor of Business, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
“Cultural skill is a core competency for today’s business leaders, and as pointed out
in Managing Across Cultures it’s a learnable one. As a business learning professional,
I strongly recommend reading this practical and valuable book.”
—Nancy L. Brennock, Director of Textron University, Textron Inc.
“Managing Across Cultures is a must-read for anyone going to or thinking about
going to work in another country.”
—Andrew Walker, Head of Global Mobility, Thomson Reuters
“Managing Across Cultures is an engaging and comprehensive resource for anyone
who works—or will be working—across cultures. It is an excellent guide to help navigate
the complexities of working in the global marketplace.”
—Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D., Professor, Human Resource Management and
Director, Center for Human Resource Strategy at Rutgers University
Charlene Marmer Solomon is executive
vice president of RW3, an organization that
designs and creates online cultural learning
tools. Through its CultureWizard Web sites
and blended learning programs, RW3 provides
online cultural training facilities for
dozens of the world’s leading global organizations.
Michael S. Schell is CEO and president of
RW3. He has founded and successfully managed
several global businesses, including
Windham International, the first integrated
global mobility and intercultural training organization,
and has been a pioneer in developing
intercultural training models.
and Schell are also the authors of Capitalizing
on the Global Workforce (McGraw-Hill).