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Chris
 
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Overcoming cultural differences
I think the most important thing to overcome these cultural differences is to sit down with the people and talk, and what is very interesting for me is looking back over these years. If I look back, for example, and check who are my friends in this country, and most of my friends in this country are not German.

I've only one very good German friend in this country and interestingly when we are together we very often speak actually English, not German which I think is very surprisingly initially for me.

And I think the more time I spend with people here outside my working hours, for example, sitting down in the pub, you know having a beer together and just chatting around, I think this is the best way for me to overcome cultural differences.

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IN CHRIS

PART 1: THE PERSON
PART 2: THE EXPERIENCE
Link to the general unit
Link to the unit on language
Link to the unit on body language
Link to the unit on time
Link to the unit on status
Link to the unit on relationships
Link to Federico's page
Link to Adam's page
Link to Maralde's page
Link to Chris's page
Link to Andre's page
Link to Richard, the cross-cultural expert's page
Link to the sitemap
FEDERICO
FEDERICO
ADAM
ADAM
MARALDE
MARALDE
CHRIS
ANDRE
ANDRE
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT