Would you know what to do if...
your Chinese client doesn't seem to be interested in a meeting?
your Indian colleague doesn't deliver his input as agreed?
your French business partner negotiates but doesn't have the authority to close the deal?
your Japanese boss gives you an impossible assignment?
your Hungarian team member hesitates to inform you about issues?
Do any of these situations sound familiar?
They happen every day, all over the world, especially in an international context.
The world seems to turn into a village - Are you ready for it?
Modern life is multi-cultural !
Everywhere and everything is multi-cultural these days, and we like it. It is inspiring and exciting.
If we can learn from each other, we'll be more creative and more successful - the "Medici effect".
More understanding leads to better communication and better results.
How to get cultural awareness?
Getting cultural awareness is a life-long learning process. But you can get a head-start.
In our workshops and courses, you will
- learn how culture influences values, preferences, behaviour and communication
- analyse your own cultural background and values
- understand the criteria that distinguish cultures and look beyond stereotypes
- recognize specific cross-cultural challenges
- develop solutions through interaction and case studies
Brigitte Opel has experienced cultural differences during study, travel and her career as manager in a multi-national corporation. She knows how exciting it can be if you are successful - but also how frustrating it is if your team doesn't seem to cooperate.
The experience that she has gathered combined with the Hofstede model will help you to understand other cultures and to improve the way we work together - resulting in more successful international ventures.