What is fundamental to doing successful business in Germany? How do these Germans tick? What motivates them to ask endless questions? What are their reasons for putting their whole life into contracts, fixing every single imponderability on paper? What do Germans expect of their foreign counterparts? And finally: What are the soft spots of these famous stoic Teutons? This virtual workshop will begin to address some of these questions.
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.