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Intercultural awareness for the business industry

Intercultural awareness for the business industry

Do you work together with colleagues from other countries and cultures? Is the answer yes? Then a course Intercultural awareness in business really is something for you.

If you are operating in a culture other than your own, you may be taking decisions based on your own culture and your own way of working. This, in turn, may cause misunderstanding or conflict with your colleagues, which impedes on effectivity and collaboration.
The same goes for cultural differences in the value of, for instance, appointments, time, relationships, and family. These differences may cause miscommunication and misunderstanding, annoyance and sometimes even downright conflict.

Intercultural awareness for the business industry

What is the target group of the Intercultural Awareness course?

Anyone working in an international business context.

What is Intercultural Awareness?

Intercultural Awareness is the first step to effective intercultural communication and successful international teamwork.

The central question regarding intercultural awareness is: what can we do to make things easier for ourselves and others? Intercultural awareness provides you with insights into the different dimensions of culture from a diverse theoretical framework. You recognise the similarities and differences and become aware of your own culture in relation to other cultures. You know what the impact of culture is and you are aware of your own behaviour and its effects. This way you learn to consider the cultural values of others and you gain insight into how to interact and communicate with colleagues from other cultures more effectively. You improve your intercultural skills, causing the interaction to be smoother and more relaxed. In other words, fewer instances of miscommunication or misunderstanding, but rather an increase in mutual understanding and connection.

What will you gain from this course?

  • Effective communication.
  • Effective collaboration within project groups.
  • Feelings of success and wellbeing at work.

More information

  • You can take this course individually or in a team.
  • You can take it in-company, at our office or in the Virtual Classroom

Would you like more information or are you interested in this Intercultural Awareness course? Please don’t hesitate to contact the tailor-made department.