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Working Effectively Across Countries and Cultures
Today, companies of all sizes are conducting business around the world. In fact, many employees interact with customers and colleagues of different cultures daily. To ensure business deals flow smoothly; it is more important than ever that every employee be able to interact with people from other cultures. By equipping employees with the right skills and insights, you can help reduce cultural misunderstandings that can result in lost opportunities and costly mistakes.
Building Positive Influence: Managing the People is one of two interactive virtual modules; these modules prepare individuals and leaders to use positive influence to accomplish goals in a way that enhances relationships and creates a win-win outcome. In this module, Managing the People, participants gain tools to manage the people side of the process, in order to maintain valuable relationships. Participants learn how to separate the people from the problem—the critical component of preserving strong relationships. learn more
Building Positive Influence: Managing the Tasks is one of two interactive virtual modules; these modules prepare individuals and leaders to use positive influence to accomplish goals in a way that enhances relationships and creates a win-win outcome. In this module, Managing the Tasks, participants learn techniques to identify interests, generate options, and determine independent standards for the negotiation process. Participants also learn how to identify their best alternatives to a negotiated agreement and present options using a conversation process that addresses all parties’ interests. learn more
Building Relationship Versatility: Social Styles at Work is built around a four-quadrant Social Styles matrix. After being profiled, participants are assigned a Social Style, interpersonal versatility rating, and specific versatility behaviors. During the workshop, participants learn how to identify others' Social Styles and, based on understanding their own and others' style, learn to modify their own behaviors to communicate more easily and effectively with others. learn more
Global Effectiveness is based on working within the five cultural dimensions. This program will teach participants what types of behaviors to expect from certain cultures and how to prepare themselves for business interactions. Participants will learn how to turn cultural differences from an unknown liability into an asset. learn more
Maximizing Global Versatility greatly impacts teams and individuals who work with colleagues, customers, or suppliers from other cultures. Participants develop new insights into individual behaviors and preferences in five cultural dimensions. Participants learn what types of behaviors to expect from certain cultures and how to prepare for inter-cultural business interactions. learn more