The Individual Perspective
Key issues related to daily life in the new country/city will be reviewed including day to day management of individual & family considerations: such as the educational system, banking, diet (food), health care, leisure time and basic dos & don’ts.
Cultural Adjustment Process: Euphoria, Irritability, Adjustment and Adaptation, Re-entry.
Adjustment Process Strategies.
Cultural Gap analysis Report. Identify gaps between assignees COI results and the target culture. Potential challenges and possible resolutions are discussed. Style Shifting.
The Cultural Orientations Indicator® is a personal assessment profile that demonstrates potential cultural difference and recommends behavioral changes to facilitate adjustment to the new country.
An overview of the country’s history, politics, current events, economics, government, education, religion, values, beliefs and behaviors. Basic social protocol and etiquette is reviewed.
What is Culture? Overview of the six levels of culture and how they influence the social and work environment.
The Cultural Orientations Model is a useful framework for building cultural awareness. Results of the participant COI are incorporated in discussions around the 10 cultural dimensions: Environment, Time, Action, Communication, Space, Power, Individualism, Competitiveness, Structure, and Thinking.
Compare and contrast critical management differences between national cultures and identify key differences in processes and practices.
Cultural management functions:
knowledge management & human capital
manager / subordinate relationships
information control and exchange
meetings and agendas
reports and presentations
managing and motivating
marketing and sales
business planning, finance and accounting
National and Corporate Culture
Reinforce corporate cultural learning as it applies to the National culture through case studies and interactive exercises.
Overall International Assignment Strategy
Road mapping of successful strategies considering the assignee’s COI
results and the acquired cultural awareness and knowledge necessary for
building effective skills and behavioral adaptations for multicultural
management and business skills.