Intercultural Management & Diversity
If you or your organization work internationally, you’re dealing with different cultures. And you know that dealing with different cultures is not always easy. Often the way of working is just different and isn’t it the competency or professionalism of your foreign counterpart, although it might not come across like this all the time. Is working with people from different cultures giving you what you want, or what you expect, or is it just adding to your frustration? Are projects running late and does your time-to-market get postponed, costing you time and money? Did working internationally turn out to be harder than you thought? In other words, do you get what you ask for, but do you not get what you want? We can help you bridge this gap, making you culturally competent and get ahead of your competition to make your international efforts a success. Culture plays a role in many fields of business. Some of them being:
- Managing people and processes
- HR (hiring, firing, promoting, remuneration)
- Mergers & Acquisitions
By understanding the other culture, and making you more culturally agile you will be able to really work effectively towards your goals.
How Do We Do This?
We’re using a model of culture (a derivative of the “Hofstede model”), which is not only based on dry academic studies but, in addition, is based on 20 years of field experience. You will learn more about your own culture, and the “other” culture, increase your understanding, and improve your intercultural skills. Our Culture Matters Culture Toolbox © will help you, and will keep on helping you in virtually every international situation. There are several ways you can benefit, and improve your knowledge and skills:
- Make you and your people aware that Culture Matters by having them attend a lecture, and get culture on your organization’s agenda
- Interactive and practical workshops (1, 2, and 3 days)
- One-on-one coaching
- Specific project support
Culture Matters Globally
If you work in an organization which has offices around the world, the highest return on investment (being your time and money) can be obtained by making sure that all people are trained in intercultural management skills. If only you, but not your Indian colleagues are culturally competent, you will not be as effective as you could be. Getting both sides of the table on a higher competence level, will ensure your international cooperation, and your success. If you’re looking for added value, what are the three things you would like to improve about working internationally? Let’s Work Together. Get in Touch
Read here how easy it can be to become culturally competent