In international organizations, cross-cultural skills are not an add-on, they become part of our normal way of working and have to be embedded into the way we lead, work and collaborate. Our cross cultural training focuses on giving people practical tools and experience in diagnosing their own culture, understanding other cultures way of working and managing any differences and gaps.
We move beyond developing an awareness and understanding of cultural differences to give people tools for understanding the impact of these differences on work behaviours and practical processes for developing new ways of working together.
Cultural differences can stem from national cultures, but also functional or corporate cultures. Our tools can also be useful for people working in cross functional or global account roles for example, where functional or organizational cultural differences are a priority.
Cultural differences can be a source of misunderstanding but they can also be a source of enjoyment, creativity and different perspectives and problems. Our cross cultural training helps people to understand and respect differences but also to move beyond them to get things done. Culture should never prevent as from meeting our business goals, and understanding cultural differences can help us be more creative in how we get there.