Colorful Cultures at a glance

Understanding that we have differences is the first step in solving the mystery of cross-cultural communication.

As we get familiar with these differences we can ‘change our own attitude’, be ‘mindful’ in communication with others, successfully get our message across and make business.

“Human beings are drawn close to one another by their Common nature, but habits and customs keep them apart.”–Confucius

Besides distance and language, communicated efficiently across cultures also means adapting your message to a very different audience, many times with very different or even opposed values than you are accustomed to.

This can be difficult and even a daunting task in many organizations, one of the main causes being the assumption that the company’s culture is one no matter the place of the office or the personal preferences of employees. While this may be true up to a level, communication has nuances and characteristics that go beyond the regulated corporate behavior – it is deeply rooted with people.

That is why, getting trained at spotting and using cultural differences in communication becomes one of the top skills of managers and regular employees in international companies.

The training covers all the basic knowledge to be prepared to face cross-cultural environment in a successful manner.

What you’ll get:

  • The main cultural differences in approaching communication
  • How to adapt the same message to 3 main culture zones: Europe, Asia, America
  • Explore the communication obstacles and how to deal with them

 

Today, more than ever business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross cultural communication skills. Working, meeting, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures can be a minefield. One wrong movement or an error in basic understanding could ruin or delay months of work. The module helps us to understand and appreciate intercultural differences and promotes clearer communication.

What you’ll get:

  • Break down barriers, build trust, and strengthen relationships, open horizons and yield tangible results in terms of business success.
  • Bridge the Cultural differences between U.K. and other European countries
  • Understand the history, mannerisms and lifestyle of U.K.
  • Understand the “Do’s and Don’ts” followed in Britain’s social structure.
  • Build confidence to relate with customers.
  • Build rapport.

In the midst of this remarkable economic progress, India’s cultural traditions still continue to exert a strong influence on almost every aspect of human interaction, including business.

India is an amalgamation of cultures, and this cultural diversity gives India its ability to adapt, adopt and compete in the global business arenas.

This program is the opportunity to introduce and understand India’s cultural values and how they impact business relations.

What you’ll get:

  • Understand the levels of the Culture
  • Understand the Culture impact in Business
  • Relate better with colleagues from India and leave aside stereotypes and generalizations
  • Follow Do’s and Don’ts

Italy’s contribution to the Culture has been great throughout the centuries leaving a remarkable and powerful fingerprint.The perfect mix of Italian culture is spiced with art, style, good taste and business opportunities.

When talking about Italy, the ability to use the right language and the right gestures in interpersonal communication is very important. Hand gestures and personal contacts are a feature of Italian conversations. Also, first impressions are lasting impressions in Italy and a good image is important to Italians.

This program is the opportunity to introduce and understand Italy’s cultural values and how they impact business relations. Cross cultural training is crucial for the global expansion of any business. If you desire is to expand and work with Italy, this is the right program for you.

What you’ll get:

  • Business etiquette in Italy
  • Working practices
  • Understand the elements that shape Italian culture
  • Preconceptions and stereotypes of Italy
  • Attitudes and values in Italian business culture

“Human beings are drawn close to one another by their Common nature, but habits and customs keep them apart.”–Confucius

Understanding that we have differences is the first step in solving the mystery of cross-cultural communication. As we get familiar with these differences we can ‘change our own attitude’, be ‘mindful’ in communication with others, successfully get our message across and make business.

In the current era of intensive globalization, the marketplace is growing at a fast pace and Sweden represents a perfect example, with its openness to expanding business borders and customizing business practices.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about and understand the Swedish way of making business.

What you’ll get:

  • Business etiquette in Sweden
  • Working practices
  • Understand the elements that shape Swedish culture
  • Follow Do’s and Don’ts

When talking about Indonesia, the main cultural difference is high context communication. This means that a great deal of background information is known about the people with whom one interacts and does business. Because of the culture’s emphasis on long-term relationships and interdependence, a shared understanding is assumed among members of an Indonesian group.

This program is the opportunity to introduce and understand communication patterns and their impact in business,

What you’ll get:

  • Understand “Do’s and Don’ts” in daily life
  • Understand Core Values and Implications for business
  • Build and maintain credibility
  • Following business protocol and local business environment particularities
  • Shaping your business skills ( managing people, customer relations ) according with the local requirements