Managing Across Cultures
International executives need to know how to do business in different countries and cultures
Acquiring knowledge of the basic characteristics of other cultures will avoid culture shock, give them insights in advance and enable them to interact successfully with organizations and individuals. Bridging differences like local management styles, degree of self-accountability, level of commitment to performance, risk taking, sense of urgency, and diversity acceptance are the critical success factors a global leader needs to master to coordinate operations in a globalized world.
Each participant will do a preliminary work to assess his/her individual relating styles and his/her preferred value system at work. An individual debriefing will be performed during the session.
23 May 2013
14 November 2013
Tuition fees: 1,890 € HT / Including meals but excluding VAT and accommodation.
Duration: 2 days
- Understanding the international context and its challenges.
- Collecting participants’ concerns & issues in international setting.
- Active listening – the 4 levels required to cover all cultures.
- One’s relating styles to others - Strength Deployment Inventory (pre-work).
- Communication across cultures – the adapted Geert HOFSTEDE model.
- Country and Organizational cultures – Multi cultural management guide.
- Discovering your own favorite values at work (pre-work debriefing).
Acting as a team member
- 15 components to understand team work and necessary cultural bridges.
- The management challenges all leaders are facing across countries.
- Multi cultural management guide.
Acting as an international team leader
- Team development stages and cultural constraints.
- Developing a high performing international team.
- Implementing the collaborative work across cultures.
- Adaptive leadership and cultural consequences.
- Shifting your team’s practices at work – Multi cultural management advanced guide.
Coordinating virtual teams in a global context
- Boomers, X, Y, Z generations’ preferences and resulting operational configurations.
- Distance coordination – digital nomads and cultural consequences.
- Innovative Virtual Team Coordination model that gets results.
- Interactive learning, emphasizing concepts and methods and providing practical templates.
- Real cases studies based on exercises and individualized debriefing.