Best known for its banks and mountains, its cheese and chocolate, the real Switzerland is unique and intriguing. This thought-provoking Cultural Detective® invites you to uncover the key values and contradictions of Switzerland's complex society.
Cultural Detective Switzerland contains the following stories and critical incidents:
- Adding Swiss Value:
A Swiss engineering team in Indonesia to assist with a joint venture.
- Moving to Switzerland:
An expatriate couple from Puerto Rico, newly arrived in Zurich, are troubled by the neighborhood welcome.
- Saturday of Many Surprises:
Expatriates from Taiwan Republic of China living in Geneva become puzzled by the local laundry and car dealership.
- Weekly Shopping:
An expatriate from Ghana living in Zug has difficulty grocery shopping.
- European Training Program, A:
A Swiss woman responsible for rolling out a sales training program receives input from the British head of sales.
- Meeting That Went Better Than Expected, A:
A German multinational acquires a family-owned Swiss engineering firm in St. Gallen.
- International Art Exhibition, An:
A bicultural team of French-Swiss and German-Swiss organizes an international art exhibition.
- Urgent Request, An:
A US American expatriate in Lausanne responds to an urgent request from US headquarters.
- Bicycle Ride, The:
Cultures collide on a Swiss-US bicycling tour.
- Coffee Break, The:
German-Swiss and Indian IT team members introduce themselves as they begin working together.
- Confusing Boss, The:
A Swiss expatriate engineer adjusts to his new position in the USA.
Extra! Cultural Detective Switzerland includes a map of the linguistic regions of the culture, and the Values Lens includes both national and region-specific values.