Working Across Cultures
Turning every cultural clash into a meeting of minds
In a rapidly expanding global marketplace, it is crucial to understand the economic benefits cultural awareness can bring. In this context, we understand culture to mean a diverse collection of traits ranging from nationality, corporate culture to generational differences and beyond. Understanding and appreciating cultural differences not only promotes clearer communication and breaks down barriers, it also builds trust, strengthens relationships and yields tangible results in terms of business success.
This seminar provides business professionals with cultural competency and a deep understanding of the impact of culture in a complex international marketplace. Practical exercises demonstrate how culture can influence business relationships, practices and policies, and provide strategies for using it positively. Participants return to their companies with a fresh perspective, an awareness of the leading models of cross-cultural understanding and the ability to actively apply them.
Defining culture and learning how culture affects attitudes and values
Controlling the impact of cultural values on business transactions
Making practical use of leading cultural theories and frameworks
Utilising a “culture briefing” based on customs, etiquette and protocol
Recognising problems and predicting sensitive issues
Creating your own culture toolkit
Anyone interested in maximising the advantages of working in a culturally diverse business environment. This seminar is held in English and focuses on the skill (as opposed to simply the language) of communicating across cultures.
At a glance
- Two days
- In-company seminar – max. 6 participants; dates and prices available on request
- Seminar at an EnglishBusiness training centre – max. 6 participants; locations, dates and prices available on request