Monthly Archives: September 2012

The “Post-Wall Generation” – Do You Know Your Team in Germany?

These days, Germany leads Europe as an economic powerhouse. Why? High productivity, strong work commitment, solid education standards, and low absenteeism are but some of the reasons foreign companies seek teamwork with German employees and partners. Almost twenty-five years after the Wall came down, younger Germans in all parts of the country are more adaptable, […]

Berlin Wall


“Problem…or Challenge? Depends on your Mindset”

My German colleague, Katrin, once said during a cultural orientation program, “Americans never have problems; they only have challenges.” It was such an interesting comment (accurate or not) that started a provocative discussion about how culture creates a lens through which one makes sense of the world around them. In essence, culture creates a mindset. […]