In these difficult times, many of Global Business Culture’s clients are looking at innovative approaches to learning & development delivery as a way of both keeping the learning process moving and helping drive motivation and engagement for colleagues who are currently having to work from home. Many of these colleagues remain focused on cross-border activities and now is a perfect time to help them improve their ability to work across the barriers of culture, geography, language and culture through virtual cultural awareness training.
In order to continue to support our clients during these challenging months we have put together a comprehensive series of short, punchy 60-minute virtual cultural awareness webinar workshop sessions which address some of the key elements of effective cross-border working:
These courses can be taken as a block of five workshops over a set period or clients can use this as a pick-and-mix menu by selecting the areas of most interest to them.
In addition to these virtual cultural awareness webinars we are also able to support organisations through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass. This online portal provides a wealth of learning opportunities including:
Taken together, the webinars and online digital hub allow companies to offer a truly comprehensive learning & development support package to people who are currently home-working.
An overview of the content of the virtual workshops we are offering can be found below:
This programme looks at the cultural aspects underlying all cross-border working with a view to asking people to reassess their global interactions. Topics covered include:
Communication is always difficult but cross-border communication can be even more challenging due to different style of language used in different countries and the fact that we all speak different native languages. This programme looks to improve people’s ability to communicate effective across cultures and across cultures.
Employees are increasingly being asked to manage people across the barriers of culture, geography, language and technology. This presents a real challenge to traditional leadership approaches. This programme highlights some of the key areas that managers need to factor-in when working in a complex international setting. Issues covered include:
Understanding the business culture of a country is an essential part of doing successful business in that country. This Japan-focused programmes looks at some key Japanese cultural characteristics across a range of topics. Issues covered include
This programme is a sample programme on Japan, but similar courses could be run on other countries including:
Conference calls are an essential business tool when working with distant colleagues, clients or other stakeholders but they have the potential to be extremely unproductive and frustrating. This programme is designed to give delegates a toolkit for managing effective conference calls. Issues covered include:
For a quick overview of the benefits our cultural awareness training digital hub can bring to your business take a look at the video below:
Keith helps clients work smarter in global, virtual and hybrid landscapes through developing greater levels of cultural fluency, improving their abilities to work in global virtual teams and by helping them navigate the challenges of transitioning to a hybrid future.