In today’s competitive business environment Leaders must continuously develop to be ready to push forward growth strategies, drive innovation and work directly with customers and employees from anywhere in the world. In a recent survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit, 90% of executives from 68 countries define ‘cultural intelligence and agility as their top challenge when working virtually and across borders. Even managers in domestic organisations are likely to work with employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds. 90% of the tasks and activities are communications between people who think and behave differently. On average, 79% of team performance is lost because of the clash of values and personalities combined with poor leadership. The skill to turn those differences into synergy, reducing stress and conflicts becomes THE competitive advantage.
The following topics will be discussed in detail during the training:
The training has the aim to prepare the participants for the intercultural impacts of global leadership. “You cannot not communicate” (Paul Watzlawick) simply means that EVERYTHING one does is “read” as communication by the culturally diverse people around them. It is therefore critical that one communicates as clearly and as accurately as possible, rather than leaving it to chance. The participants can therefore learn about becoming more confident and competent in communication in intercultural work settings to enable global leadership skills and cultural agility.
Workshop Part 1: 9 a.m – 12 a.m
Lunch break: 12 a.m – 14 p.m
Workshop Part 2: 14 p.m – 17 p.m