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Intercultural Training

In the future, globalization and demographic shifts will lead to a growing number of foreigners to work in German companies and support German workforce. For them, this new start often represents a large professional, cultural and personal challenge. Companies and institutions that address their concerns early on have a clear advantage – avoiding frustration on both sides and decreasing the likelihood that the newcomers’ contracts will be prematurely terminated. This seminar provides support for foreign employees by offering an in-depth look into “typically German” behaviors as well as tips for successful integration.

Goals:

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Understanding of German customs in everyday professional and private life
  • Integration support
  • Diminishment of fears and stress

Contents:

  • Impressions of German expectations and perceptions
  • Avoiding misunderstandings: Interacting with directness and criticism
  • The German work ethic’: orderliness, punctuality and performance-oriented approach
  • Bureaucracy: particularities in dealing with administrative bodies
  • Manners and polite form of speech
  • Making contact, finding friends and socialize

 

Methods:

  • Theoretical input
  • Role-Play with feedback and work in small groups
  • Self-reflection exercises
  • Sharing experience