Despite the rise of China and the U.S.’s continued dominance, Japan remains an economic powerhouse with mega-companies controlling huge subsidiary networks around the world. It is a world leader across a number of sectors and many analysts see its inherent technological prowess as the catalyst for a new resurgence of Japanese economic success in the coming decade.
Yet Japan remains an enigma and many people cite the country as one of the most perplexing of places to do business with – it’s business systems complex and slow-moving and its people unfathomable. If we are to succeed in our interactions with the Japanese, we need to develop a deeper understanding of the Japanese mindset and how that impacts on attitudes in the business environment.
Global Business Culture has been running cross-cultural training sessions on Japan for two decades, but we realise that we cannot reach everybody with our face-to-face interventions and that technology allows us to address a much wider audience through the power of digital technology.
Therefore, we have developed a comprehensive cultural awareness training digital learning hub, Global Business Compass, which we feel is a great back-up to the ‘live’ training events we run as well as allowing our clients to offer quality cross-cultural training interventions to a geographically dispersed workforce.
The digital hub is packed with a variety of informative learning offerings which also include a series of country-specific eLearning programmes on:
The digital learning hub and the Japan cultural awareness training programme within it are aimed at all employees who work in a global environment and who have the need to work smarter and more effectively with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders around the world. As a 24/7 resource people are able to dip in and out of the hub on an ‘as needs’ basis, the hub and eLearning course will help an organisation deliver appropriate and targeted training on a just-in-time basis.
Ideal for those looking for more than just tips on doing business in Japan, the Japanese business culture training eLearning programme includes:
As well as the country-specific eLearning cultural awareness courses outlined above, Global Business Compass also includes:
If you would like demonstration access to the cross cultural training hub or just to the Japan cultural awareness eLearning element, please contact us.
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.