Cultural differences can exist at a variety of levels: within organisations, between organisations and between nations. A practical definition of corporate culture is the values and behaviours that are shared by groups in an organisation and which influence the way they interact, both with each other and with others outside their organisation. National cultures also vary in many ways and the implication for procurement practitioners is that to build effective working relationships, we should recognise cultural differences, acknowledge the merits of alternative cultural patterns and adapt our behaviour appropriately.

Positive Problem Solving training is available at Academy of Procurement.

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