Why Cross cultural training? For companies and organisations with global interests and operations, cross cultural training offers an invaluable source of competitive advantage. International organisations, who work closely with Communicaid, find that cultural awareness training provides employees with the skills to operate effectively on the international stage where cultural differences impact on both individual and team performance.
The idea at the heart of cross cultural training for business is that culture, a system of values and beliefs which an individual shares with others, has an immense impact on business values and attitudes such as hierarchy, relationships, risk and time. Different business values can lead to considerable differences in how a person deals with colleagues, manages conflict, negotiates and communicates.
Cross cultural training is designed to raise awareness of the influence of culture on individual and organisational values as well as specific business practices and working preferences. In a globally oriented organisation where interaction between colleagues and business partners is likely to span a number of nationalities, cultural awareness training can be the difference between a successful and a failed negotiation, between closing and not closing a deal, between a profitable overseas assignment and a failed one. Any organisation planning to expand internationally, or that is already involved in international business operations, would greatly benefit from providing cross cultural training for its employees.
Having long recognised its importance for effective international business relations, Communicaid is dedicated to designing and delivering cross cultural training that is both highly effective and extremely practical. Our cultural awareness training programmes ensure delegates leave with a concrete set of tools and skills that enable them to navigate any potentially problematic cross cultural situation.
Cross cultural training programmes are delivered by trainers with both vast international experience in a variety of sectors as well as years of cross cultural training experience. This wide network of trainers combined with Communicaid’s extensive experience delivering cultural awareness training programmes gives us a comprehensive understanding of what international organisations need to be effective on a global scale.
To ensure each cultural awareness training programme has maximum impact and addresses organisational as well as individual requirements, Communicaid first conducts a detailed Diagnostic Consultancy with key decision makers. Using this information, Communicaid will design a tailored cross cultural training programme that meets the specific needs and objectives of the organisation and delegates to ensure maximum return on investment.
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