Communication at Home and Abroad: Cross-cultural Training for Individuals and Teams

Course Topic Areas:

Leadership, Management, Cultural Enhancement

Have you ever been frustrated by an employee who says yes, but means no or a staff member who refuses to participate? Culture may be behind their behavior.  Have you worked on an international team where one basic misunderstanding ruined or delayed months of work?

The last decade has seen the rise of international teams spanning countries and continents. Issues inherent in any team such as leadership, power, decision making, and trust adopt different meanings in international teams. Today more than ever, business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross-cultural communication skills.  Understanding and appreciating intercultural differences ultimately promotes clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, opens horizons and yields tangible results in terms of business success.

In response to the needs of our corporate clients, Clear Intentions has developed the Cross-Cultural Adaptability training for associates experiencing linguistic and/or cultural difficulties in the workplace. We help people maximize their potential on the global stage through this mind-opening cross-cultural adaptability course.

Sessions are customized based on the number of associates participating, the time available and the number of different cultures to address. Beginning with a deeper understanding of one’s own cultural bias, Cross-Cultural Adaptability uses experiential exercises, and discussion to delve into issues related to understanding other cultures, how they were formed and where they are headed.  The course includes discussion on personal, business, political and economic trends of relevant regions, and the implications for success for your company’s international ventures.

In this presentation, participants will learn:

  • to have a deeper understanding of one’s own cultural biases
  • how culture affects one’s own organization and personnel
  • to effectively communicate with people from different cultures
  • to be culturally competent and sensitive
  • cultural diversity and its impact on international teams
  • leadership and decision making in an international context
  • to be effective in specific global assignments

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