Editor’s Note: There are countless numbers of cultural intricacies that exist throughout the world. The question becomes: what are you doing to use these to your advantage? In the newest On Demand Seminar, we take a look at what understanding cultures can do for you, and what specifically are the barriers that may hinder business.
Why Culture Matters When Doing Business Globally: It’s Not Just the Do’s and Don’ts
Presented by Barbara Boldt, principal, Dynamic Global Communication, LLC
When given specific cultural training, global managers can develop the skills needed to interact effectively and productively in the global workplace. In the On Demand Seminar, “Why Culture Matters When Doing Business Globally: It’s Not Just the Do’s and Don’ts,” Barbara Boldt, principal at Dynamic Global Communication LLC, presents an overview of how cultural competency is defined and highlights some skills that can increase managers’ ability to succeed in the complex and competitive world of global business.
In this 52-minute On Demand Seminar, produced by GlobalBusinessProfessor.com and GlobalAutoIndustry.com, Boldt defines culture and cultural competence, and outlines the skills that can be learned so that managers can become more effective and productive. To facilitate understanding, she uses an example of an inter-cultural business negotiation that gets off to a difficult start. During the presentation, she specifically identifies barriers to cultural competence and illustrates techniques to minimize these barriers and improve managerial effectiveness. In addition, Boldt illustrates the use of a framework tool that enables managers to compare and contrast cultures from the perspective of cultural values and beliefs.
The presentation will be of interest to anyone involved in global talent management and also to managers working with international colleagues.
Boldt is an international facilitator and educator who specializes in preparing global managers to communicate and interact successfully in the complex and competitive world of global business. An American national, Boldt lived and worked in Europe for 19 years – 11 in Italy and eight in Switzerland. Boldt is an accomplished facilitator and educator who has taught in both corporate and academic contexts in more than 15 countries in Europe and the U.S. and has interacted with managers and students from more than 35 countries and a variety of industries, including banking, pharmaceutical, mining, telecom, power, IT and automotive. She has designed and delivered courses on topics including international negotiation, multicultural team-building, leadership, human resources management, intercultural competency and international business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in nutrition from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts in international relations from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
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