Any cooperation between people from different cultures and with very contrasting views on work methodology, planning strategies and style of leadership possesses great synergy potential. Foreign postings, working in a multicultural group or the leadership of a team with foreign nationals present a huge challenge whereby, however, the “cultural factor” is often underestimated.
Intercultural training is a stepping stone into the views and mindset of other cultures and serves to promote awareness of ones own cultural behaviour and attitudes. Specific questions and problems of the participants of such training can, however, not always be taken into account and the knowledge imparted cannot be deepened due to restrictions of time schedules. Personality and previous experiences often remain unconsidered.
In order to intensify cross-cultural training, intercultural coaching becomes increasingly important. It provides the opportunity to work on the client’s specific issues individually and solution-oriented.