Working with Germans
Understand and manage the impact of German culture on your relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and partners.
Build relationships of trust with German colleagues, employees, suppliers and clients.
1 day – 7 hours, face to face or by video conferencing.
2 – 14 participants
Participants should preferably have some work experience with, and exposure to, multicultural environments. Proficiency level required (TOEIC 750) for the course in English.
English, French & German
Certificate of course completion
This “Working with Germans” program is designed for any manager in charge of business development and planning on an international level dealing with German trading partners, suppliers and /or colleagues.
• Become aware of your own cultural background
• Develop knowledge and in-depth understanding of cultural codes related to the social and professional environment of Germany
• Anticipate malfunctions due to cultural differences
• Increase your performance in a Franco-German context
Before the seminar
Each participant will carry out a personal cultural assessment with the online tool Country Navigator™. This tool will enable each participant to understand her/his personal values and cultural preferences and compare them to professionals of other nationalities.
During the seminar
Our training is very participatory and experiential. Our approach includes alternating between theory and practice, simulations, and group activities. A variety of case studies and group interactions are programmed into this training course. Our objective is to engage learners mentally, emotionally and behaviorally, aligning them to the complexities and richness of intercultural exchanges with the Germans.
Some possible key topics
• Understanding cultural differences
• Be aware of your own cultural background
• Break through stereotypes
• The impact of historical changes and reunification
• Influence of the Protestant religion on German culture
• The role of businesses and entrepreneurs in Germany
• The role of employees and trade unions in Germany
• The style of management in Germany
• Communication in the workplace in Germany