Cross-cultural Training:

Audience: Expatriates and Managers supervising a multicultural workforce.

Ben was confused in a Multinational company why Chinese left their organization in a couple of years. A Norwegian journalist did not understand why South Asian ran small businesses successfully which Norwegians could not. A Danish Manager was not confused as to why employees from different cultures were not very happy with his managerial style.

All the above examples refer to a common scholarship that culture means to set of values and beliefs, which are indeed unspoken, but guide employees’ behavior. Hofstede has provided a broad knowledge of cultural differences that influence organizational behavior. This broad understanding is not sufficient to operate in a multicultural environment. Not a broad understanding, but indepth comprehension about business and personal norms that increase the potential for misunderstandings is imperative.

Cross cultural training is an answer to increase sensitivity about other cultures. Cross-cultural training is important for those organizations who have multicultural workforce or/and operating in different countries. The purpose of cross cultural training is to enhance participants cognitive, affective and behavioral competencies. The training fosters appropriate adjustments and general adaptability skills.  It helps to increase cultural intelligence (CQ).  Individual demands for engagement and motivation vary from culture to culture, which is vital for managers to handle their diverse force.

Our consultants are either natives of the region or have several years of working experience. They understand intricacies of the culture, and provide insight how to handle cultural issues.  We offer general cross-cultural sensitivity, country specific and region specific training programs. For further information, please make a call to arrange a meeting.