In this 2-hour virtual workshop on "Great Britain" you will learn about a selection especially of those cultural dimensions that are important in business and professional life. Topics such as the handling of risk, special features of communication, and the management of employees are discussed. Short exercises and case studies make the workshop practice-oriented and illustrate not only cultural differences but also similarities in everyday work.
So, you think you know the US? Given its huge media presence around the world, you may feel that you already know how Americans really “tick”. And, the US is a complex society that is often surprisingly different in reality, including regional distinctions and multiple subculture “pockets”. These dynamics and some of the hidden deeper layers of culture can turn into unexpected challenges as you make your way. As an expatriate (or family member), as a professional recruited to work long-term in the US, or as longer-term sojourner, you can take yourself to the next level in your professional and social interactions with the in-depth insights from this workshop.
In this compact workshop, we explore key aspects of difference that impact working dynamics with Chinese, such as the role of establishing relationships, expectations regarding leader-and-follower-behaviors, and aspects of the Chinese communication style. We will include some broader perspectives on the impact of tradition and contemporary changes on business behaviors today.
From a distance it may seem as if the cultural differences between Austria, Germany and German-speaking Switzerland may be minor and ignorable for doing business in German-speaking Europe. Even some of the most renowned cultural theories don’t really discriminate between these three cultures. However, a closer look reveals the various pitfalls and important differences in communication for instance. The key to successfully cooperate and negotiate in German-speaking Europe is the ability to address the right cultural patterns and to understand the subtle but very relevant differences in the business behavior. It is not even uncommon to have business people from Germany to prepare him- or herself with an intercultural training for doing business in Austria or Switzerland.
Did you know that the ratio of second-and-other speakers of English language (SOEL) to native English speakers is 3:1? This means that native English speakers are becoming a minority - as employees and clients, and even within some organizations in the USA. Worldwide, among the 1 billion-plus speakers of English, they already are. Therefore, native speakers of English need to develop language bridging skills as a skill-set to craft positive interactions with these large SOEL constituencies.
What is fundamental to doing successful business in Germany? How do these Germans tick? What motivates them to ask endless questions? What are their reasons for putting their whole life into contracts, fixing every single imponderability on paper? What do Germans expect of their foreign counterparts? And finally: What are the soft spots of these famous stoic Teutons? This virtual workshop will begin to address some of these questions.
In today’s globalized business world many emerging and leading companies, both - German and Indian – can proudly describe themselves as successful global players with locations worldwide. Our intercultural training programme “Doing Business in India” will train you to understand and familiarize with processes at the workplace, as well as with cultural, political, historical and economic backgrounds. Importantly, we aim to acquaint you with communication patterns intrinsic to the two cultures, thus enhancing effective and efficient performance. Our intercultural training course “Doing Business in India“ will give you an impression of the cultural, political, historical and economic background of the country.
Intercultural Training Mexico - Germany: Even though time is a measurable value and therefore objectively the same in every country, there is hardly another aspect that is so different in all of the cultures than the perception of time. For that reason, five minutes according to the context can mean something completely different in countries such as China, Mexico, Germany or Australia. Especially between the Mexican and German culture there seem to be major differences in this area. While it is common ground in Germany that “you shouldn’t postpone anything to tomorrow what you can do today”, people in Mexico believe that “there is more time than life”. Not surprisingly these different concepts of time can become a huge challenge in an intercultural work environment. Hence this training focuses especially on the question how a successful time management, which considers the cultural differences without prioritizing automatically one way of dealing with time, could look like.
Intercultural Training Germany: Always Accountable, Always Accurate - or as Illogical as Anybody Else?
What is fundamental to do successful business in Germany? How do these Germans tick? What motivates them to ask endless questions? What are their reasons to put their whole life into contract, fixing every single imponderability on paper? Are there any things Germans expect their foreign counterparts to change? Which ones? And finally: What are the soft spots of these famous stoic Teutons? This open workshop will try to answer these questions. We are going to walk into the German mind, into these people’s interpretations of life and their codes of behaviour – in business as well as in private relationships.
What is fundamental to do successful business in the United Kingdom? How do the British tick? What motivates them when they talk to you? What are their reasons to put their efforts into getting to know you, like you trust you? Are there any things the Brits expect their foreign counterparts to change? Which ones? And finally: What are the firm spots of these famously polite and gentle people? This open workshop will try to answer these questions.
Thai global business relations have been growing substantially in the last decade. Our intercultural training program “Doing Business with Thailand” will help you to recognize culture-specific characteristics of typical workplace behavior in Thailand. Based on insights into the Thai cultural, political, and economic context, you will practice your skills on how to develop successful work relationships in Thailand. Our intercultural training course “Doing Business with Thailand” will give you insights into the cultural, political, and economic context of business in Thailand.
Adapting to a new living situation is not always easy. Moving to a different country, join a multicultural team, or even only changing job in the same city, may let you experience the unpleasant effects of culture shock. However, there are ways to help you to get over the critical stages of cultural adaption processes. In this workshop you will:
- Learn to detect the signs of a culture shock
- The reasons and effects for culture shocks
- Sharpen your awareness on the effects of culture
- Practice coping strategies to cope with the effects of the adaption process – including the use of meditation to eliminate the stress of a culture shock
In this one-day workshop, we will work experientially and interactively on what it takes to create performance “magic” in multicultural teams. Relevant knowledge and skills to understand and improve communication and productivity to navigate the invisible impact of cultural differences will be built up. This includes expectations regarding leadership, decision-making and time-management. Moreover, we will address effective approaches to building and maintaining trust as a major resource, and how to foster participation and engagement across different perspectives. The overall goal is improved performance.