In the emerging world of the 21st century the intercultural competence is one of the crucial competencies. Reflecting your own cultural influences as well as gaining knowledge regarding other cultures are the first steps on the way to the rise of your intercultural awareness. Skills and communication methods such as perspective change, reframing and metacommunication are the second step in this process. Venture into the world of major transformational changes and develop strategies to a successful cooperation with business partners from various cultural circles. Last but not least, enjoy the intercultural contacts and widen your horizon in the new cultural surroundings.
Working in virtul multicultural teams
Due to the rising number of international projects and flexible working hours, cooperation in intercultural virtual teams has gained importance in today business world. How can you communicate efficiently, contribute to establishment of positive and respectful atmosphere and make sure that every single team member is committed to the common goals? Use the chance to find the answers to these and many more questions regarding working in global teams. In the intercultural training you will have the possibility to exchange on best practices with other participants.
Bridging cultural differences
You can bridge cultural gaps only when you show acceptance regarding differing working styles, cultural values as well as culture bound expectations. The acceptance is not enough, however, if the bridge is supposed to remain stable. It is above all about establishing the atmosphere of trust and the positive approach towards cultural diversity. The intercultural competence development plays an important role in this process. It is an important basis of every bridging attempt to connect people from diverse cultures.
Leading multicultural virtual teams
Leading across cultures has changed the definition of leadership in the globalized world. As a team leader you establish the working and communication culture and develop strategies on how to motivate your team members from different cultures. It is really important to recognize intercultural differences as the chance to detect synergy potentials.
Does it sound familiar to you? First of all euphoria, curiosity what it will be like, then discovery of some interesting spots in the new place, new people and their traditions and life styles, and then insecurity and confusion mixed with irritation regarding numerous cultural differences that seem to be a real burden? Or just the opposite, the initial fears turn out to be way too exaggerated, discovery of the new life chapter starts and at some point insecurity returns and starts to play an important role in your life.
Country specific trainings
When you encounter your European business partners, for instance from Germany or Poland you might notice that due to cultural differences your partner and you represent differing working styles. The intercultural training with focus on doing business with Germany gives you an insight into the business world of your German counterpart and enables to identify synergy potentials. We are going to concentrate on strategies and communication skills that enable successful cooperation.
When we perceive culture as "a set of stories that we enter" (Jerome Bruner) we immediately realize the importance of storytelling in the intercultural communication. I would like to invite you to set on a journey through the storytelling methods and visual storytelling design for your trainings, coachings and intercultural pograms .