Cultural Detective France provides a succinct approach to the core values that make French people tick. It outlines what to expect from a French colleagues in a business environment. Illustrated by a few dialogues among French and other nationalities, this interactive training tool will enlighten the newcomer to French culture, or, for those more experienced, it will give a thorough understanding about ideas formed about the French.
While all Cultural Detective packages are regularly updated, Cultural Detective France was fully updated and published as a second edition in March 2013. It includes a revised cover, Values Lens, an additional incident, and significantly updated content.
Cultural Detective France contains the following stories and critical incidents:
A Mexican expatriate in France goes shopping for electronic appliances.
- Behind the Veil:
North African Muslim schoolgirles are told not to wear their veils to school in France.
- Bon appétit!:
An encounter with James, a US American dining in Paris, leaves a bad taste in the waiter’s mouth.
Clive Turner, an Englishman, and his French counterpart meet with unexpected resistance when announcing layoffs.
- Excuse Me!:
A French waiter's response to an Anglo-Canadian family.
- On Strike:
A Swedish furniture manufacturer purchases French textiles.
A long-time French expatriate helps a French electronics manufacturer to hire a Plant Manager to open a maquiladora facility on the Mexico-US border.
- Synergy through Acquisition?:
A California software development firm acquires a French company.
- Whose Forest?:
A French company exports timber from Cameroon.
- Sushi, Anyone?:
A Japanese sushi chain aims to open a Paris location.