Intercultural training helps employees and families successfully adapt at work and in daily life abroad through practical, learner-friendly cultural training.
Through insightful cultural self-assessment tools, one-on-one training, and practical cultural guides, we answer questions, address concerns, and provide assignees with the cross-cultural skills for a successful adjustment to home and work-life culture.
Intercultural training is a company’s best hedge against risk on global assignments.
The assignee sent to build a business, train a sales team, or implement a new technology, has a much greater chance of success if he or she has knowledge of the local culture. Every assignee needs help with intercultural communication skills and the ability to adapt to the local culture more than ever! Intercultural training is the key to ensuring the success of global teams and mobility.
The pace of business demands a faster pace of learning... we’re ready for it.
Our training includes powerful tools like the CultureCompass®, which helps individuals understand their cultural background in comparison with the cultural norms of the destination location. CultureCloud® is our online self-paced program, supplemented with a local culture guide and access to online training sessions. Whether a classic, in-person training, or distance learning through video conferencing and online tools, we prepare assignees for success in their new cultures.
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The work environment can get intense when a deal is being negotiated across cultures. For business travelers, it is helpful to know that there are aspects of a culture called "dimensions" that indicate how the local mindset impacts business. These dimensions provide a framework for how businesspeople in a particular culture are most likely to approach professional interactions like negotiations.Read more. . .
Whether you are going on vacation, moving abroad, or traveling for work, it is always comforting to know the basics before you arrive. Feeling comfortable with what people eat, how they interact in public, and even how they get around, are some of the first steps to feeling at ease in another culture. If you know what to expect you can spend less time fretting and more time soaking in all of the new experiences travel brings.Read more. . .
Doing business internationally always involves high-profile deals. Working towards an agreement is a challenge in nearly every situation; this is even more true when obstacles such as language and cultural differences are introduced.Read more. . .
- Where does classic training take place?
- Training can be delivered before departure from the home country or post-arrival in the host country at home or at work. Typically, classic training is most beneficial when it occurs 1-2 months after arrival, after gaining experiences in a new culture, and having questions to ask!
- What topics will be discussed?
- Training, information, and skill building focus on ‘living in’ and ‘working ‘in’ the host culture. Topics include stages of adjustment, culture shock, daily life, customs, social protocol, holidays, country background and values. Other topics explore aspects of work life including leadership, meetings, negotiations, projects, teams, relationship-building, virtual communications, and business etiquette.
“An excellent program. This has been very insightful and will definitely help me at work and in social life as we adapt to society here. I would highly recommend this to anyone embarking on an international assignment.”Participant from Global Consumer Products Company
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