Cross-Cultural Training

Inter-Cultural Programs to establish Understanding
& Appreciation for other Cultures

Cross-Cultural Training Courses

Supporting international Talent integrating in a new environment is a key challenge for organizations. The Globibo Cross-Cultural Training and Integration Programs includes all key components to support the integration process.

Globalization has enabled multinational corporations (MNCs) to operate in a growing number of different markets, locally and abroad. Engaging in international operations demands extensive logistics. Companies must ensure that their staff especially the deployed talents are recognized and affiliated with a positive image. The deployed staff will have to perform new job requirements and adapt to changes in their family life, while adjusting to the new cultural and linguistic environment. In fact, different cultures can mean different interaction/communicative skills in dealing with conflict, etc.

We offer fully customised cross-cultural training for improved communication with people from different cultural backgrounds. Singapore represents a particularly enriching cross-cultural training stopover for Europeans moving to Asia or Asians to Europe. Learn the values, morals, ethics, business practices, etiquette, protocol or negotiation styles of different countries. Understand how to motivate and manage people from a different cultural background. Learn how to reconcile and benefit from cultural differences.

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Why Cross-Cultural Training?

  • Attending cross-cultural training enables your people to understand your business partners or new contacts based on their cultural context. They will not only develop sensitivity towards the cultural differences of other people and break down any cultural barriers they may have, but also open opportunities for them to learn about themselves (their culture, preconceptions of other people or values, etc.).
  • Such training also allows your people to avoid pitfalls and mistakes in other environments that may manifest distrust and ineffectiveness at the workplace.
  • Interestingly, the methodology incorporated at Globibo’s cross-cultural training will build your people’s self-confidence as they learn how to become better team players at the workplace. Through the many different types of innovative and motivating activities during training, people will be able to identify areas in their professional or even personal lives that may need change or improvement (for example their interpersonal or listening skills).
  • Lastly, a long term benefit of attending this cross-cultural training is that it equips people with cross-cultural knowledge that could be applied for future employment opportunities in large MNCs with a multi-cultural environment.

Cross-Cultural Training Topics

Our Cross-Cultural Training is customized to the specific need of the client. We have a standard templates for most industries and cultures as a starting point. The main generic topics include the following items:

  • Introduction into cultural environment
  • Understand and appreciate cultural differences at work
  • Relocation Administration
  • Local produce and food
  • Identify where to get groceries
  • Education Options & Registration Process
  • Entertainment Options
  • Health, Hospitals & Clinics
  • Travel Options

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Aspects of Cross-Cultural Training

There are different Cross-cultural aspects that may be perceived differently by people & groups in different cultures. This may differ from high- to low-context cultures. 3 of the key aspects reviewed in the training are listed below :

  • Verbal
  • Non-verbal, e.g. Eye-contact, facial expressions, personal space, Kinesics
  • Gestures : Emblems, Illustrators, regulators, affect displays, adaptors
3rd party Theoretical Overview of Cross-Cultural Training (Link : wikipedia)

Cross-Cultural Training Background

Professional Cross-Cultural Training started during the cold war to understand both language as well as cultural background of the other parties. Based on many years of experience, more and more interdisciplinary & educational programs incorporated entire programs or elements of those trainings into the curriculum. The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research and educational charity WYSE International in the US " provide education independently of political, religious or social backgrounds and promote visionary leadership capable of responding to evolving world needs.

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Types of Cross-Cultural Training

Cross-cultural training is practical in many different environments. There is a wide array of situations where knowledge and sensitivity about cultures can drive business success as well as improved personal EQ for adults and children. We generally run 4 types of standard cross-cultural training programs.

1. Cross-Cultural Training Program for Expats: This course is designed for the expats relocating to different locations. The course covers topics for the entire family.

2. Cross-Boundary Cross-cultural Program: This course is designed for businesses expanding the operations into a new location. The course provides detailed information about the business environment of the new market.

3. Cross-Cultural Training Program for Multinational Teams: This course is specially curated for MNCs to train employees about multinational cultures and bridge the gap between team members, enhance communication and collaboration.

4. Cross-Cultural Training Program for Higher Management: This course is designed for higher-level management to gain insights about international projects, cultural knowledge, business expansion plans as per the local markets.

Cross-Cultural eLearning

Our Cross-Cultural eLearning programs include standard pre-packaged eLearning modules as well bespoke solutions for specific industries or clients (e.g. Cross-Cultural Training for Hospitality or Cross-Cultural Training for Financial Services Professionals).

The general topics covered in the Cross-Cultural eLearning program are:

  • Culture, History & Customs
  • Intercultural Business Competencies
  • Conducting Business
  • Business Skills & Etiquette

All Cross-Cultural eLearning modules can be desktop or mobile-based with or without SCORM integration.

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