Working with Germans

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.

Course language

English, French & German


Certificate of course completion

Participant profile

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

Our other courses on Europe :

Working with the British
Working with Russians
Working with the French
• Working with the Swedish
• Working with the Danish
• Working with the Dutch
• Working with Italians
• Working with the Spanish
• Working with Greeks

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