Elizabeth Masamune says that board-level executives can get interested in intercultural training when you make it a strategic issue. Her experiences in Japan throw light on corporate boards everywhere.
Mindfulness gives intercultural trainers a powerful tool for transferring intercultural skills from the classroom to the workplace and to everyday life. Traditional intercultural cultural training targets the mind and ideas while a new approach using mindfulness give access to deeper forces which determine people feelings, behaviour and endurance in challenging intercultural situations.
For a Learning and Development manager, the outcomes of intercultural training may be hard to sell internally. Mindfulness adds to the long list of benefits of intercultural training by facing the challenges of international working realistically, not idealistically. We share some tips on building your business case for a mindfulness-enhanced intercultural training programme.
Transferring training into the workplace? Mindfulness enables something more ambitious Intercultural training is not like most other training. Getting a return on investment is hard. This is because we often need to apply our intercultural knowledge and skills in the most stressful and confusing of situations, when many people fall back into instinctive, familiar responses…
The best things in life are free. But not in business. Usually, a higher price indicates a higher value. So why should we be interested in something that is free? And if that thing is intercultural training, when is the right time to go for the free option, and when is the right time to invest?
Two example programme structures for blending online and face-to-face in intercultural training and coaching. Download the editable files and customise for your specific case.
Techniques which succeeded in a monocultural working environment my fail when that environment becomes multicultural. The intercultural skills of a manager can help achieve results. Here’s how.