Intercultural Awareness & EffectivenessBuild understanding between cultures & unleash the potential present in the tension between them
Intercultural Awareness Training
Based on our extensive experience with training, coaching and mediating conflict within international organizations such as the European Space Agency we see intercultural awareness and skills as key in dealing with cultural differences at the workplace.
We combine hard, scientifically validated, models with the latest developments in social science research, and we provide training, executive coaching and mediation. We practice what we preach. To enhance our services and training capabilities we incorporated the Deep Democracy approach into our training programs in 2018.
About the training
Since 2014 intercultural awarenss is an integral part of our curriculum. Initially based mainly on Hofstede’s 4-D model. Hofstede’s 4-D model looked at power distance, collectivism vs. individualism, femininity vs. masculinity and uncertainty avoidance.
Since 2018 the training is primarily based on Erin Meyer’s 8 dimensions of the Culture Map, which is explicitly focusing on international organizations
- Communicating: explicit vs. implicit
- Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback
- Persuading: deductive vs. inductive
- Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical
- Deciding: consensual vs. top down
- Trusting: task vs. relationship
- Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoid confrontation
- Scheduling: structured vs. flexible
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This in-company training is available upon request.
Timetable for the lesson blocks
- Exploring intercultural collaborations
- What is culture?
- Perception of cultures
- The Culture map – 8 cultural dimensions
- Personal profile
- Organization culture
- Deep Democracy techniques to deal with diversity in workplace
- Translation into practice
- Personal action plan
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Training outline & objectives
- To develop awareness about cultural differences and how these differences impact daily interaction, communication and collaboration.
- To identify your own profile related to each of the 8 cultural dimensions that impact cross-cultural relationships.
- To identify strategies and necessary skills for dealing with these differences in a constructive manner.
- To be able to shift in your style to accommodate other’s expectations, as well as shift in your expectations to accommodate other’s styles.
- To practice skills to include all perspectives using Deep Democracy techniques.
- To practice skills and strategies using own cases from the workplace.