DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE – UNLOCKING GLOBAL POTENTIAL
Los Angeles, California
June 6th 2017, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
WHY AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE WORKS IN SOME PLACES – AND NOT IN OTHERS
Your Host: Daniela Kaneva
Like fish swimming swiftly in its own water, American business people are incredibly efficient in their own setting. And more often than not they start feeling challenges when their career brings them up to an international level.
Daniela Kaneva uses her lifelong international experience in this highly interactive workshop - which reveals unexpected perspectives about the way Americans do business and how this is perceived by people from different national origin.
Furthermore, it provides hands-on guidelines about how to employ features of American business culture in order to be efficient in global operations.
AMERICAN CULTURE IN BUSINESS CONTEXT
The main goal of this workshop is to equip participants with a practical framework for understanding, persuading and engaging people of different origin.
Participants will be able to benchmark American business culture against different ways of getting things done around the world. Thus, they will be able to find the best and most effective ways of operating in different cultural settings.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- To work with the Hofstede’s 6-D model - a statistically based tool that will optimize your daily working practices in multicultural teams
- To understand the ways in which the American cultural mindset is shaping business behavior
- To decode the meanings that lie behind the behavior, assumptions, reactions, and expectations of people from different cultures
- To brace yourself up for dealing with intercultural challenges in your day-to-day work
After a day of intercultural training participants will be able to:
- Understand which features of American culture translate into successful business practices – and where
- Get insights into how people of different origin perceive and interpret seemingly casual wording and actions
- Apply numbers which identify potential culture gaps and anticipate pitfalls in multicultural communications
- Choose such assets of the American mindset which are likely to bring success when working with people of different origin
WHO IS IT FOR
This workshop represents the ground level of intercultural competences for working efficiently in global environment.
The program’s design follows general business matter that makes it suitable for different management functions like operations, HR, sales, marketing or executive management.
As Culture works both ways – so this workshop is suitable for:
a) Americans whose work brings them into daily contact with people of diverse national origin
b) non-Americans working with US entities who want to improve their understanding and effectiveness with American stakeholders
- Culture and the impact of cultural values on behavior in business
- Hofstede’s 6-D model of national culture - a research-based methodology
- Application of the 6-D model in business context
- Real-life exercises, case studies, simulations, games and discussions
- Roadmap for further development of intercultural skills
The interactive and practical nature of this workshop allows participants to immediately apply their skills to increase their effectiveness when working in international and intercultural settings.