Did you know that the ratio of second-and-other speakers of English language (SOEL) to native English speakers is 3:1? This means that native English speakers are becoming a minority - as employees and clients, and even within some organizations in the USA. Worldwide, among the 1 billion-plus speakers of English, they already are. Therefore, native speakers of English need to develop language bridging skills as a skill-set to craft positive interactions with these large SOEL constituencies.
Intercultural Training Mexico - Germany: Even though time is a measurable value and therefore objectively the same in every country, there is hardly another aspect that is so different in all of the cultures than the perception of time. For that reason, five minutes according to the context can mean something completely different in countries such as China, Mexico, Germany or Australia. Especially between the Mexican and German culture there seem to be major differences in this area. While it is common ground in Germany that “you shouldn’t postpone anything to tomorrow what you can do today”, people in Mexico believe that “there is more time than life”. Not surprisingly these different concepts of time can become a huge challenge in an intercultural work environment. Hence this training focuses especially on the question how a successful time management, which considers the cultural differences without prioritizing automatically one way of dealing with time, could look like.
Intercultural Training Germany: Always Accountable, Always Accurate - or as Illogical as Anybody Else?
What is fundamental to do successful business in Germany? How do these Germans tick? What motivates them to ask endless questions? What are their reasons to put their whole life into contract, fixing every single imponderability on paper? Are there any things Germans expect their foreign counterparts to change? Which ones? And finally: What are the soft spots of these famous stoic Teutons? This open workshop will try to answer these questions. We are going to walk into the German mind, into these people’s interpretations of life and their codes of behaviour – in business as well as in private relationships.
This workshop focuses on effective communication strategies to support high performance through communication behaviors which are adapted to meeting the challenges of collaboaration across geographical distance, time-zones, and technology, as well as a range of cultural styles.
Thai global business relations have been growing substantially in the last decade. Our intercultural training program “Doing Business with Thailand” will help you to recognize culture-specific characteristics of typical workplace behavior in Thailand. Based on insights into the Thai cultural, political, and economic context, you will practice your skills on how to develop successful work relationships in Thailand. Our intercultural training course “Doing Business with Thailand” will give you insights into the cultural, political, and economic context of business in Thailand.