Leading Across Cultures

GE Large leading across cultures

Today’s diverse work force presents leaders and managers with both challenges and opportunities.

Today’s diverse work force presents leaders and managers with both challenges and opportunities. To be able to capitalize on the strengths of different cultures, leaders and managers must be able to understand and communicate effectively with employees born and raised in other countries. How do you ensure that you communicate effectively across time zones and cultural differences?  How can you create a “virtual relationship” with global reports so that motivation is kept high and information and best practices are shared across the global footprint?  And how do you integrate cultural influences and differing perspectives?

This programme is for managers of teams or close working relationships with colleagues that are located in our various global locations and would like to build a more effective multicultural team by improving intra-team communication in the day to day business environment, along with communication across different cultures within the global business.

This solution is relevant to new global leaders and also those who wish to turn previous international experience into strategy.  It does not depend on any specific understanding or experience of key foreign cultures nor on any specific ability to speak foreign languages.

Benefits

A Global Excellence Leading Across Cultures Training course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the impact of culture on an international team and the special challenges of working across cultures
  • Tips on how to build rapport and a sense of group purpose and avoiding common pitfalls when leading remote teams
  • An understanding of cultural issues arising from regional and international differences
  • Self-awareness of your preferred styles for interacting with people, and on the effect your style has in different national and organisational contexts
  • Deeper understanding and appreciation of differences between people and also how to manage these differences in order to achieve better results
  • New insight into the challenges and responses of leaders operating outside of their familiar cultural context
  • Feedback on their own approach to working and leading internationally and plan on how to close gaps between their present approach and the requirements of present or future roles

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