Why cultural awareness training for relocation? For organisations with operations outside their home countries, it is increasingly the norm to assign employees overseas. Having someone on the ground thousands of miles away from the home base can be an effective way of establishing new networks, increasing business opportunities and raising company profits. For the international assignee, such international opportunities can be challenging and exciting, offering the opportunity to work with new colleagues, on new projects, and in different cultural environments.
However, even the best technical and professional knowledge and skills may not be able to deal with the impact of the hidden cultural challenges on such assignments. To do business successfully, international assignees must be able to understand the host-country way of doing things such as different ways of interacting and communicating, different approaches to managing, authority and teamwork—to name but a few! A lack of cultural awareness, at professional and social levels, can lead to major miscommunication, misunderstanding and, ultimately, rejection by host-culture colleagues, clients, acquaintances and neighbours, not only for the employee but for their family as well. These cultural challenges and experiences of culture shock can be equally prevalent when returning to the home country after several years’ living and working in another country and culture.
Communicaid’s cultural awareness training for relocation courses are tailored to individual requirements to provide you with a comprehensive insight into the target country, culture and people and to equip you with the necessary skills and strategies to ensure that your relocation, whether outbound or homebound, is successful.
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