Global Mindset Workshop – Siemens

All cultural understanding begins with self-understanding. That might seem obvious, but how well can you actually explain what you define as ‘normal’ and ‘typical’? How do you like to work and communicate, and have you explained your preferences to your colleagues around the world? Or do you just assume they know what you know?

How frequently do you explore the cultural self-understanding of your international colleagues? And have you taken time to think through the challenges of working with people from many different places, cultures, and professional backgrounds? These are just some of the questions we address at this dynamic and interactive half-day global mindset workshop.

The workshop is relevant for all managers, project managers, and employees who communicate and collaborate with global colleagues, business partners, or stakeholders.

  • Cultural understanding starts with self-understanding.
  • Practical cultural models, including the ‘4R Model’ and the 'Cultural Investigator’.
  • How can you ensure effective communication and good collaboration with global employees, colleagues and business partners?
  • How can you develop a good and dynamic information flow in cross-cultural meetings and workshops?
  • How can you deal with misunderstandings, disagreements and conflicts in a global working environment?

Upon completion of the workshop, you will:

  • Be aware of the important aspects of your own culture.
  • Know how to communicate more consciously and achieve effective collaboration when working across cultures.
  • Be able to recognize and handle the typical pitfalls when you work across cultures.
  • Have improved global communication skills when communicating face-to-face, virtually and in e-mails.

We customize the workshop content based on each of the participant’s needs and experience. During the workshop you will work with your own specific challenges and we focus on how you can translate the new knowledge into skills, increasing the efficiency in your day-to-day work. We maintain energy levels by continuously switching between short presentations, exercises and group discussion.