With the internationalization or globalization of many companies, the need for the collaboration of global teams is becoming increasingly more important. However, interculturally overlapping needs are frequently obstacles on the road to success.
This is mainly due to the significantly higher degree of complexity: Rules which have up to now seemed obvious are no longer adhered to. Added to this are misunderstandings, conflicts and frustration; communication as such becomes difficult and success is at risk.
Therefore the decisive success factor of international teams is not only to gain a mutual understanding but also to achieve intercultural competence. This means the ability to effectively communicate and work together with colleagues with foreign cultural backgrounds. By developing intercultural competence you and your team members will consider foreign concepts of perception, thinking, feeling and acting when you communicate with other cultures in future.
These demands may be high and the required skills are all too frequently underestimated.
During intercultural team training you are first of all made aware of your own cultural experiences as well as those of foreign cultures. You will be challenged to rethink and reframe stereotypes and preconceived ideas and explore new options.
The process of becoming aware supports team members and enables them to adapt more effectively and easily to each other and to assess (apparent) conflicts accurately. This provides relief and reduces stress. The most important benefit however is contained in communication and refraining from interpreting the respective behaviour of foreigners too fast and from only one perspective.
Our trainers have the necessary intercultural know-how and take interpersonal as well as intercultural aspects of the team-building process into consideration. Very often a bi-national trainer team is assigned, particularly if team building includes communication between special combinations of different cultures.
Events can be held in English, French or Spanish.