Cultural awareness

Culture Awareness Training provides an understanding of the different cultural rules and behaviours that exist, how we react to these differences and how to avoid misunderstandings to improve business and personal success.
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What is Cultural awareness coaching

Cultural Awareness becomes central when we have to interact with people from other cultures. People see, interpret and evaluate things in different ways. What is considered appropriate in one culture is frequently inappropriate in another one. Misunderstandings arise frequently.

Becoming aware of our cultural dynamics is difficult because culture is not conscious to us. From the day we are born we have learned to see and do things at an unconscious level. Our experiences, values and cultural background lead us to see and do things in a certain way. Sometimes we have to step outside of our cultural boundaries in order to realise the impact that our culture has on our behaviour. It is very helpful to gather feedback from foreign colleagues on our behaviour to get more clarity on our cultural traits.

During the training, we will tackle the following topics:

  • What is cultural awareness?
  • Cultural values and attitudes (time, space, group dynamics, authority, tasks, relationships)
  • Communication styles
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Working together across cultures
  • Developing cultural awareness
  • Language issues
  • Tips and strategies for specific countries

a few facts about the German Culture

There are several stereotypes about Germans: They drink a lot of beer, they are hardworking and on time. These stereotypes are true. 

Over 95% of the people living in Germany speak the German language, whether it is the standard German or any of its dialects. 

Germany is well-known when it comes to music, architecture, sports, and literature. In fact, the International Frankfurt Book Fair which is the most important book event in the world is held in Germany. 

Furthermore, the unemployment rate in Germany is very low. This fact should be of great interest to you. Actually, Germany has a shortage of specialists which is why this is the perfect time for you to apply for a job in Germany.

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I am Lisa Janz, Employability Coach, and I am specialised in preparing you for a job in Germany.

It is my job to help you find a career that makes you happy, and give you the tools you need to succeed in it.