Avoiding cultural faux pas with Culture Center

Cultural differences are the biggest barrier to cross-cultural collaboration.

Cultural differences are the biggest barrier to cross-cultural collaboration. Whether your people are relocating, joining a global virtual team, or simply engaging with customers in new markets, cultural ignorance can bring business screeching to a halt.

On April 20th, Learnship added a brand-new feature to the Halo platform: Culture Center, an open-access tool designed to help your talent communicate across borders and cultures.

Welcome to Culture Center, our cultural tips library

Developed by a cross-cultural communications expert based on reputed academic works, Culture Center focuses on each country to provide valuable insights into its traditions, business practices, and local customs. Our exclusive content covers all the critical dimensions to doing business anywhere: leadership and status, communication style, meetings, negotiations, motivating factors, manners, and taboos.

Our library currently covers 20 cultures across America (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland), and Asia (China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand).

Avoiding cultural faux pas

By preparing in time and keeping an eye out for the dos and don’ts, your people will be able to avoid the pitfall of prejudices and navigate seamlessly through cultural differences.

Rather than a prescriptive guide where each culture is labeled, Culture Center encourages discernment and critical thinking — which are often instrumental in avoiding cultural faux pas. In addition, our teams will regularly review our content to ensure accuracy and contemporaneity.

Who can access Culture Center?

All our Solo and Sprint learners can freely browse our Culture Center. But if you’d like to tour it, we will be happy to set up a demo for you!


Culture Center is one of the many features in our Halo platform!

Our digital language learning platform Halo comes with a wide range of productivity tools, including News Feed, email templates, vocabulary center, and many more. Want to learn more?