Individualism Collectivism

People in countries with collectivist cultures avoid making decision without group input.


Concepts of Time

In monochronic cultures time is linear where people do one thing at a time.


Rules and Relationships

For most people in the West, a contract is the relationship.


Social vs Business

In Asian countries it's mostly 50% business, 50% social.


Women in Business

Understanding women's role in different culture is crucial.


Intercultural Training

I design and deliver relevant programs to address the needs of each individual, team and corporate or organisation to increase the performance of individuals and the business they belong to in the global setting. Specific services we offer include cross-cultural training on how to integrate, live and work in the new country for assignees and their family. Read more . . .

Intercultural Management

I provide consultation to deal with intercultural management issues from Southeast Asian perspectives and cultures; and Australian culture. I coach on skills such as communication, relationship building, time management, negotiation and conflict resolution to ensure that management are understanding and being understood across cultural boundaries. Read more . . .

International Communication

Our societies, cultures and economies are more inextricably linked than ever before. In large international organisations effective communication is crucial - both internally and externally; both online and offline. I create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to communication issues at a senior managerial or consultancy level. Read more . . .

Culture21st January, 2016

Indonesia, Where People Choose Twitter Instead of Flower

Indonesia, Where People Choose Twitter Instead of Flower When the Paris gun and suicide bomb attacks on 13 November 2015, people of Paris put flowers and candles at Place de la Republique in Paris

International Communications14th January, 2016

Meeting Dr. Janet Bennett

Meeting Dr. Janet Bennett Attending Dr. Janet Bennett's Public lecture on ‘Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Intercultural Competence for Social Justice’ at University of Groningen

Culture12th January, 2016

International Communications and Social Media

International Communications and Social Media Intercultural Context New media most commonly refers to content available on-demand through the Internet, accessible on any digital device, usually c

Culture8th December, 2015

The Rise of Muslim Pop Culture in Indonesia

The Rise of Muslim Pop Culture and Muslim Fashion in Indonesia Indonesia is often overlooked or misrepresented in media discourses about Islam. Islam has been the dominant religion in Indonesia for c

Confucianism10th September, 2015

Confucianism, The Singaporean Way of Life

Confucianism, The Singaporean Way of Life The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) rank Singapore number one in the world for ease of doing business. Competitive tax rates and a s

Business13th August, 2015

Doing Business and Being an Expat in Singapore

Doing Business and Being an Expat in Singapore Between 1963 and 1965, Singapore was an integral part of the Federation of Malaysia. On August 9, 1965, due to political differences and racial tension,

Intercultural Learning15th May, 2015

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DIMS) Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity or DIMS is also called the Bennett scale, was developed by Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Janet Be

Australia7th February, 2015

Australia Tall Poppy Syndrome

Australia Tall Poppy Syndrome My son is a very smart boy. He was always doing well in all classes without much effort. Until one day when he was only 8, he came home from school and told me,”Mum,

Culture6th October, 2014

The Balinese Community System

The Balinese Community System There are seven things that wrap the Balinese that creates collectively strong oneness among the Balinese community: Hindu Religion, Pura or Temple, Dadia, Banjar, Caste

Business6th August, 2014

Doing Business in Bali

Doing Business in Bali, How its culture interwoven with business practices Bali is not only synonymous with beautiful beaches, sophisticated culture, idyllic holidays and world-class hotels but als