WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH AMERICANS
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.
BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE
- Greater awareness of the American attitudes and values which influence business culture.
- Greater understanding of American business culture and working practices.
- Tips on how to motivate American employees, including insight into the key drivers and motivators of performance in the U.S.
- A better understanding of the potential challenges and solutions involved in establishing or doing business in the U.S.
- An awareness of cultural differences and advice on dealing successfully with contrasts in working styles and social behavior between you and your American colleagues.
- Practical communication strategies for working virtually and face-to-face with American counterparts.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course will be of benefit to you if you are:
- Working in project teams with American colleagues
- Establishing a joint venture with American partners
- Employed by an American organization
- Communicating remotely with American colleagues
All of our training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their requirements and existing skills set. This course will typically include:
- American regional diversity, religions, beliefs, and customs.
- Breaking down stereotypes about Americans.
- Key American cultural values and attitudes in the workplace, including individualism, autonomy and independence, egalitarianism and achievement, and task orientation.
- Interpreting and adapting to the American business mindset.
- Relationship makers and breakers in America: achieving mutual understanding, developing rapport, and appreciating business etiquette and cultural expectations.
- Working practices in American business: meetings and the decision-making process, deadlines and scheduling, hierarchy and company structure.
- American communication styles: directness, content vs. context, US English, degrees of formality, nonverbal and verbal communication, value of personal space, politeness.
- Challenges and solutions for virtual communication.
- Potential challenges of working with Americans and practical solutions for overcoming them.