Helping you take your business to the world
and bringing the world to you

InterMondo’s cross-cultural expertise helps you to be more effective
doing business across cultures.

InterMondo helps you improve how you communicate and manage your business relationships when you operate across cultures and with culturally diverse teams.

By supporting you to overcome cultural frustrations and turn communication failure into success, we help you save time and money and achieve your business objectives. 

Is your business taking action to prevent workers getting exploited in
your supply chain?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!

This short poll (below) is to help us understand what businesses are doing (or want to do) against worker exploitation. This will help us formulate a checklist that helps businesses act and document their actions for customers, partners and investors.

InterMondo offer a range of practical cultural support services,

tailored to suit your business’ needs:

learn communicate across cultures

Learning 

Are you struggling to expand into a new market? Or maybe you’re relocating internationally or opening an office in a different country?

communicate across cultures

Communications

Do you experience frustration when you communicate with partners, clients or colleagues in different cultural environments?

coaching help you adjust cultural behaviours

Coaching 

Do you have cultural knowledge and professional expertise but struggle to adjust your cultural behaviours where needed?

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New InterMondo program: 5 Steps to Global Dexterity

Do you experience difficulties communicating with your partners or teams when you do business across cultures? Do you struggle to identify why?

Cultural effectiveness is a critical but often-overlooked factor impacting business outcomes.

InterMondo’s new workshop will help you to become more culturally effective by developing your and your staff’s global dexterity,
for better business outcomes.

Thoughts from InterMondo

The latest from our blog & Twitter…

Australia’s imperfect but successful democracy
delivers historic Modern Slavery Act

On Friday Australia’s federal Parliament delivered landmark modern slavery legislation, which requires big businesses to act on slavery in their operations and supply chains.

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Why small business needs to be at the table on modern slavery

Australia will shortly introduce modern slavery legislation compelling businesses to address slavery in their systems. These six points broadly set out why SMEs must be at the table on addressing modern slavery.
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Just one thing

It’s not always about grand ethical gestures. It’s about doing that ‘one thing’ that makes a difference. And in that ‘one thing’ we discover how, across cultural differences, we share so much in our values and behaviours.
read more

 

China’s role in a changing world

As the world order we know changes around us, China seems poised to take over the United States’ mantle as the preeminent global power…with all the unpalatable realities of global hegemony
read more

Playing catchup:

Australia’s corporate corruption oversight

As more Australian companies operate in locations
where they are vulnerable to corrupt practice, Australia’s corporate corruption oversight
has not kept up.

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Remember Mr Shaheed Mahmood, trafficked to Australia by Pakistan HC Mrs Naela Chohan then enslaved at her home? @DFAT now requires diplomats to pay workers' wages into an Australian bank account (Mr Mahmood's $100 p/w wages were wired to his family). https://t.co/LYhgnKs6a6 https://t.co/JPJF2TFggR AnnaERidgway photo
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It has been a pleasure working side by side with Anna Ridgway on cross-cultural assignments.

She is a complete professional in every way providing invaluable support to our clients in translating cultural knowledge for different business settings globally.

The breadth and depth of insight into cultural values, codes and behaviours and how these play out in different business settings globally is vital to our clients.  Anna has been able to quickly gain our clients’ trust and confidence to address these cultural challenges in an empathetic and non–judgmental way.

Her creative approach and lively communication style enable her to frame cultural issues in a way that business people respond to and to bring an important skills addition to businesses that seek to expand or become more effective in global markets.

Anna is passionate about culture and helping people and businesses adapt successfully to different cultural settings.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Maggie Bracher

Director, Corporate Language Communications

Buccheri Group is an Australia-based coffee roasting company that combines centuries-old roasting traditions with state-of-the-art technology and leading coffee roasting intelligence. I called on Anna Ridgway (InterMondo) to support us at a critical growth period as we launch a major new brand and develop marketing material for our core coffee roasting business, Antico Coffee.

We had experienced frustrations with poor marketing services, but Anna quickly grasped our communication situation, delivered a strategic communication needs assessment and crafted our company mission statement and other core marketing material, saving us time and money.

Anna is great to work with. She is enthusiastic and empathetic, understands our ‘personality’ and genuinely shares our vision. Anna listens deeply and respectfully, she’s willing to make challenging suggestions to get better outcomes, and she goes the extra mile to research and understand the industry. I value our professional partnership and would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Santo Buccheri
Director, Buccheri Group

‘[Anna Ridgway’s workshop ‘Overcome your cultural resistance to become more effective in international business settings’] was a great eye opener considering I have lived in the country for 15 years, looking at the Australian culture from an entirely new perspective gave me great insight.

More so I learned a great deal about dealing with the team, my internal customers, understanding how my beliefs as an ex-Brit, may be far different to my Aussie colleagues. Now we are becoming more cultured in our staffing, it is even more important that other staff’s backgrounds are considered in day to day discussions, attitudes, expectations etc. The day was very interactive, very much needed for a stagnant team of late – forced everyone out of their shells. It was great to see individuals participating and learn more about the people we spend our days with as well as sharing more of ourselves with each other.’

Hayleigh Beach
Team Leader, Santa Fe Wridgways