Improved intercultural communication
Karin Ellis: (+47) 911 83 895

Multicultural work environments

Multicultural work environments

We can conduct a variety of courses for a multicultural environment.  Some examples are mentioned below:

  • Working in a multicultural environment
  • Project management in a multicultural environment
  • Diversity management
  • Successful multicultural environments
  • Cultural awareness crash course
  • Cultural awareness for enhanced business performance
  • Cultural awareness as a tool to succeed with internationalization
  • Cultural awareness as a tool to succeed with global sourcing
  • 10 Steps to Successful global sourcing for Scandinavian Companies

These are suitable for both Norwegians and Non-Norwegians who work in a multicultural environment to make it easier to understand what is expected and how to interpret the signals from persons from other cultures.  Most of these courses are for diverse workplaces in Norway or for those interacting with members of other cultures, but they can also be tailored for other needs.

The trainings will give a systematic presentation of the cultural traits of Norwegian workplaces and give a practical insight of how one can work together in a multicultural environment.  Most Norwegians are not aware of how different their workplace culture is from the business culture in most other countries.  They therefore will not think of explaining the differences and expectations to their Non-Norwegian colleagues and this causes frustration and misunderstandings.

Our cultural trainings give a systematic presentation of the cultural traits of the Norwegian workplace culture and leadership style. The participants will get specific tips and hints for what they should be aware of and they will learn simple techniques which will give better results. The course has practical scenarios where the cultural differences will typically come to the surface – for reflection and discussion in the group before they get specific tips to how things can be done in a different way to achieve better results.

The course fee includes an electronic copy of the course material and free support after the course  where the participants may contact us for advice about cultural issues they have.

The duration and content of this cultural training can be tailored for each customer, but below is a suggested content:

Goal of the course:

  • Build a cultural bridge
  • Build awareness of the cultural traits of Norwegian workplaces
  • Get specific tips on how to achieve better results
  • Reduce the risk of cultural misunderstandings

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Major cultural traits – how the Norwegian culture differs from many others
  • Scenarios from the workplace where the cultural differences will typically come to the surface
    • Discussion in the group for reflection
    • Explanation of how and why we think differently
    • Specific tips to how the situations can be resolved in a multicultural environment
  • Indirect communication
  • Tips for multicultural workplaces
  • Leadership in a diverse environment
  • Questions and answers

Contact us

karin@ellisculture.com

Telephone: (+47) 911 83 895
www.ellisculture.com

Fleslandsvika 22
5258 Blomsterdalen
Bergen, Norway

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