Working and communicating successfully in multinational virtual teams
Successful international collaboration is not just a matter of language skills. Proficiency in English is a necessary basis for efficient global communication, but the competent deployment of communication tools such as e-mail, chat and webmeeting is a prerequisite too – and so is intercultural competence.
This state-of-the-art intercultural communication training is designed to prepare and/or improve multinational collaboration. It adresses the cultural challenges which arise in communicating and collaborating in multicultural teams and global enterprises. Another focus lies on long-distance communication via channels like e-mail, chat and web conference, which can prove a major challenge for international business enterprises.
The training aims to impart to the participants a basic intercultural competence together with the necessary media competence. This will save the participants considerable time in their future everyday working routines and will help to prevent (cross-cultural) misunderstandings.
Practical issues form the focus of this seminar. Prior to the training, participants receive a questionnaire that enables them to describe their current situation and their expectations regarding the training. This makes it possible to discuss and work on concrete difficulties in the participants‘ everyday working life.
You will …
- … receive an introduction to the basics of intercultural communication
- … be introduced to different Culture Dimensions and learn how German culture is positioned in comparison to other cultural regions.
- … learn what Germans in particular have to be aware of, and pay attention to, when it comes to international collaboration
- … be made aware of how culturally different perspectives can enrich their personal outlook and be turned into success factors in an international virtual team
- … perfect your professional and solution-oriented use of contemporary communication media such as e-mail, chat, telephone and webmeeting
- … learn how you can establish a relationship of trust with persons you never meet face-to-face.
On completing the training you will have gained greater security in long-distance intercultural communication. You will be able to recognise potential misunderstandings before they become problems and to deploy contemporary communication media systematically and competently.
Methods and concept
We work with both theme-focused and experience-building training elements. The training foregrounds intercultural sensitisation and competence as well as media competence. Using reflecting and activating group exercises, we will develop the practical competences necessary for international virtual collaboration.
The seminar addresses German or Germany-based members of multinational virtual teams or project teams, as well as staff of global enterprises whose work involves communicating internationally and over long distances.
As an inhouse seminar this training also addresses multinational virtual teams or project teams wishing to prepare for future collaboration or to improve their ongoing collaboration. It can also be booked with additional team development units for existing or newly assembled multinational virtual teams.
All inhouse trainings are adapted individually to answer your enterprise’s requirements.
Duration: 2 days on-site attendance (face-to-face)
Optional: Training in a virtual classroom, coaching for the team leader/ project leader
Dates: by request
Number of participants: max. 12
Trainer: Dipl.-Kauffrau Gudrun Höhne (business school graduate)(about the instructor)
Price: € 980,– plus VAT
Beverages, snacks and seminar documents are included. The participants receive a certificate upon completing the seminar.
We look forward to welcoming you on this training course.
The training can be booked inhouse in English or German. For additional information please see our German homepage: Virtuelle Teams – interkulturelles Teamtraining.
If you wish to book this course as an inhouse seminar, please use the contact form.
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