Culture Smart provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken.
About the Author
Angela Milligan specializes in preparing individuals and families from Europe and North America for expatriate life, an important aspect of which is cultural awareness training. She has lived and worked in many parts of East Asia, as well as in Australia, Belgium, and the Argentine, and has briefed several major international companies on Singapore. Her publications include "How to Survive in Style," a practical reference guide for newly arrived expatriates to Britain, and the "Simple Guide to Australia." Angela is a graduate in history from the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.