Seeing through a Cultural Lens
It is a 3-hour interactive instructor-led talk or workshop. It is fun accompanied by practical examples to bridge cultural gaps.
Clear your lens before you interact with people from other cultures.
Think about a situation where a co-worker meant NO for a project, but to be polite smiled and said he will try. What happens when you get close to the deadline and the project is not completed? Upset, disappointed, or surprised? Look at the image and guess which culture is direct and which is indirect in responding to project requests.
The course will reveal what value systems drive behaviors and how to bridge gaps to foster better business relationships in a global economy. This session is very interactive engaging the audience with examples, polling in case situations, and experience-sharing. It helps take the edge of uncertainty in dealing with other cultures. The focus is on India-North America business interactions.
The course will help understand the cultural differences and how to bridge the gap to foster better business relationships. The global marketplace comes complete with communication problems. More than language barriers, traditions, and nuances of language, cultures can become negative issues if not understood.
This session is very interactive engaging the audience with examples, polling in case situations, and experience-sharing. It helps take the edge of uncertainty in dealing with other cultures.
Mala’s transition from the Indian culture to the US helps her speak with authority, and her business experience enables her to apply this knowledge and theory behind culture to foster better business relations. Her Masters in Sociology equips her to talk clearly on theory of culture as it applies to business situations.
Course Outline & Learnings:
- Background on both countries – How to understand Core Values
- Theory of culture and application in business
- Business structure – expectations, styles; relationships; work ethics
- Communication styles
Who is it for? This course is ideal for Americans and Indians seeking to bridge the culture gap and gain a clear understanding of professional expectations.