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:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Presenting
  • Negotiating
  • 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

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Strategy & Organizational Culture

How do you get your people to do what they need to do so that your organization moves towards and achieves its objectives? You know that the biggest problem that most organizations face, when it comes to strategy, is the implementation of it. What gets measured, gets done. We measure, so you can get it done. What are the three things you would like to improve about your organizational culture?

Intercultural Management & Diversity

How do you make sure that, when working internationally, cultural differences actually help you, rather than hinder you? Recognize the following: “You get what you ask, but you don’t get what you want”? Making the most of your international cooperation is absolutely possible. Cultural competence is your answer. What are the three things you would like to improve about working internationally?

Personal Development & Growth

How to get to your maximum performance, and enjoy the process? Whether it is only you, your department or your whole organization; it’s the people, including yourself that make it. Or break it. Interpersonal skills can be learned, and you need to master them in order to succeed in today’s competitive world. What are the three things you would like to improve about yourself or anyone of your organization?