' There are no foreign lands.
It is only the traveler who is foreign. '
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mastering International Teams
Intercultural competence is one of the basic skills necessary in an actual business world.
Nowadays, being successful in a national market is not enough. The key to real success lies in the ability to be competitive in fo...
Trust bears an influence on all aspects of our activities and the degree of trust we are able to build has far-reaching consequenc...
Spain, Poland, Germany, China, India, Brazil, Morocco, Russia.... A relocated manager – referred to as “an expatriate” - has to de...
Intercultural training programmes for lawyers
Provision of legal services is becoming more and more international and requires a wide range of skills beyond good knowledge of l...
We are different! It is our age, sex, origin, personal and professional experience and our skills that make us different...
Spain, Poland, Germany, China, India, Brazil, Morocco, Russia.... A relocated manager – referred to as “an expatriate” - has to deal promptly and effectively with the duties assigned to him or her in each new workplace.
Business managers are required to deal with a variety of tasks, such as opening a new branch, forming a local team, implementing new procedures or changing an organizational structure. While the company in the country of origin often expects such tasks to be expedited promptly, it must be aware that the “rules of the game” in another country may be vastly different from its own.
Depending on the country, people communicate, relate to each other and build trust in a different way. Employee-manager relations may be of a totally different nature. Different expectations exist about what being a professional manager involves or about forming and consolidating company-client relations. There is a greater risk of unpleasant experiences, misunderstandings and conflicts arising. When this happens, stress levels increase and work efficiency may suffer as a result.
With this in mind, we provide participants in our training programmes with in-depth knowledge of the target country and its culture. We also advise them on the rules of conduct which are, and are not, appropriate in the target country. We teach them new techniques to enable them to manage more effectively the inevitable emotions which arise when adapting to a new environment. If managers are accompanied by their families, we encourage their partners and children to take part in our training sessions.