"Culture hides much more than it reveals, and strangely enough, what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants" Edward T. Hall, US-American Anthropologist, Father of Intercultural Communication
In this intercultural training we will focus on your intercultural competence development. You will have a chance to get to know various communication styles across cultures and the situational strategies to deal with conflicts in the unknown surroundings. Additionally, you will identify your personal time management and have a look at time perception in cultures of your choice. Above all, you will verify your expectations towards other working styles and define strategies on how to bridge the cultural gaps and enjoy working across cultures. We will focus on the above questions together so that you can gain an insight in your cultural background before focusing on specifics of other cultures. Very soon you will notice that communicating across cultures enriches your perspective and improves your change management. Your time investment results in:
  • self-reflection on your cultural influences and strategies on how you can build bridges and create synergies while cooperating with people from other cultures,
  • developing a deeper understanding of your own cultural influences which is the first step towards understanding other points of view and differing behavior patterns,
  • widening your horizons and the ability see different situations from different perspectives,
  • focusing on ambiguity tolerance while working with colleagues across cultures,
  • defining realistic expectations and deciding on best strategies how to create synergies,
  • finding the right balance between your values and corporate values perceived from different perspectives in different countries.
Set the sails and discover what is behind your horizons. I look forward to seeing you.