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CQ TRAINING

Cultural competency is the ability to understand different cultures, to establish relationships, to negotiate successfully in a global setting and to lead sensibly and efficiently in a culturally aware manner.
Cross-cultural training will mitigate the risks and maximize the benefits of global working.

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RELOCATION TRAINING

Given the dramatic cultural transformation in today’s marketplace, the relevance of inter­cultural communication competence cannot be overstated. To compete in the global and U.S. markets, today’s managers must possess the skills to interact with people who are different from themselves.

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U.S. BUSINESS CULTURE

Professor Philip Rosenzweig of Harvard University argues that successful cross-cultural interactions depend on the abilities of individuals to communicate effectively. Rosenzweig points out that communication is especially important during the initial stages of a business relationship.

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • TRUST VS. LACK OF TRUST

    In cultures with trust, people ask to be taken off all the emails. In cultures lacking trust, people ask to be included on to every email.

  • The danger of cultural similarity

    “The danger of cultures of similarity” This happens when where the similarities that exist between cultures tend to mask over any differences, and where similarities may appear to be so much greater than any differences, so that differences are either ignored or dismissed, and consequently, never dealt with. Instead, these differences are left to fester below the surface, and usually reveal themselves, to everyone’s surprise and despite all the apparent similarities, in a frustrating business or relocation experience. (Dean Foster, Dwellworks).

  • The 90/10 rule

    The Israeli and U.S. cultural “similarity” is very deceiving precisely because the differences are usually fewer, more subtle, and easily hidden. Assuming that between Israel and the U.S. exists only a 10% cultural difference, it’s not the 90% sameness that will create problems; it is the 10% difference that keeps us misunderstanding each other.

  • Cultural Awareness

    Having Cultural awareness enables employees to see themselves as cultural beings, and facilitates successful business transactions in a global market.

  • Negotiating across cultures

    Negotiating across cultures has become increasingly more challenging Culture plays an important role in determining whether negotiations will proceed in a collaborative or competitive climate, and whether the outcome will be win/win or win/lose.

OUR VISION

We are living in exciting times that call for courageous and authentic leadership in leading through blurred boundaries. The changes we see are opportunities for growth and development as individuals, organizations, and communities. We have an opportunity to identify and clarify our interpretation of the world through our relationships with one another. Within this framework, we can seize the chance to identify our blind spots and to uncover the stories we tell about ourselves and why we can or cannot interact with others.

Lastly, we have the potential to explore our work around cultures in a way that uncovers the hidden routines and habitual behaviors that contribute
negatively to human relationships.

EVENTS

SHRM Conference

Tel Aviv, 20/02/2017

 

My presentation at IBM for the Israel-Chapter of the SHRM conference on 20.2.2017 focused on the dangers of “the similarities in cultures.” The Israeli and U.S. cultural “similarity” is very deceiving precisely because the differences are usually fewer, more subtle, and easily hidden. Assuming that between Israel and the U.S. exists only a 10% cultural difference, it’s not the 90% sameness that will create problems; it is the 10% difference that keeps us misunderstanding each other.

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DEFINITIONS

  • Culture: Shared system of beliefs, values, and assumptions of a group of people who learn from one another and teach to others that their behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives are the correct ways to think, act, and feel.
  • Cross-cultural: involving two or more cultures.
  • Cultural diversity: distinct and unlike elements or qualities, interests, people, ideas, perspectives, abilities, etc. that can be visible and invisible.
  • Intercultural: between or among people of different cultures.
  • Intracultural: within the same culture.
  • Multicultural: many or several cultures.
  • Intercultural competence: The ability to successfully interact with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Contact me

Tel: 052-334-0445

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