Why Is Cultural Training Important for Your Organization?
A greater cultural similarity between people tends to create ease of understanding, commonality, and relatedness, which naturally facilitates easier communication. On the contrary, cultural differences between colleagues tend to highlight variances such as language, terminology, respect for authority, group identity, directness of communication and reaction to ambiguity. These differences frequently cause communication issues, including difficulty understanding someone or conveying meaning to someone, or unanticipated adverse responses to a comment. Cultural differences affect management styles, project delivery, and employee development. As the global workforce is becoming ethnically diverse, organizations must adapt and develop so that employees, key decision-makers, managers, and leaders start to make inclusive decisions in all aspects. An effective and systematic approach to building multicultural competence is a critical element in growing the organization and in achieving its key business objectives through full inclusion.
This course gives clients the ability to communicate and work effectively with people from other cultures while considering their beliefs, valued rules, norms, and that the expectations of the relationship are not violated. At the end of this course, clients will be aware of how their own cultural background and experiences have influenced attitudes, values, and biases.
Now more than ever, there is greater opportunity for international collaboration for global and virtual teams. The benefits are apparent, but it also creates frustrations, conflicts, and the challenges of dealing daily with individuals from different cultures. This course has been designed to help leaders and aspiring leaders understand their international counterparts and colleagues more efficiently, allowing them to select and deploy some of the elements of their cultures to maximize teamwork and strengthen group performance and coordination.
Operating globally is now the norm for most large organizations and often in increasingly diverse geographies. Organizations that are successful internationally require their managers and leaders to adopt a multicultural mindset. Approaches to management and leadership styles that work well at home are often less effective in a global context. Excellent global leaders can flex their natural style and adapt their default behaviors when necessary, according to the culture and background where they are working. This course will improve client global leadership skills by increasing the understanding of culture and how it impacts cross-cultural communication, working relationships, and leadership styles.
The world's third largest country and number one economy, the USA offers great potential to organizations that can adapt and respond to the nuances of its business culture. Understanding key values such as individualism, egalitarianism, and competition is essential when establishing partnerships and building teams in the US. You can ensure successful collaboration with American counterparts by learning more about US business culture and its impact. This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the US business environment and the cultural motivations of your American colleagues and partners.
This class will provide attendees with knowledge and skills to work successfully with French colleagues and partners. Whether collaborating on projects, joint ventures or virtual teams, it is essential to understand the cultural drivers influencing French values and developing practical strategies to work successfully with French counterparts.
All courses are a half-day to one-day course, but we also offer a more flexible format to suit the needs of our clients. Featuring interactive exercises, participants will engage in robust discussions that challenge their current thinking about cultures. Participants will have opportunities to meet other members from diverse countries sharing their challenges and insights.