International assignments are on hold, business trips have been suspended and overseas travel is no longer possible. Despite these travel restrictions, one thing hasn’t changed: working across cultures. So if we can’t get on a plane and meet face-to-face, how do we have meaningful interactions with colleagues and partners overseas? How do we build trust and foster relationships without meeting in person?
In conversations with our clients over the past few months, we noticed working across cultures is on the rise and it is expected to continue with the increase of virtual working culture such as virtual assignments. Working with a diversity of cultures offers incredible scope for creativity, productivity and variety of perspectives. Yet, we know that this can also present challenges, which are often harder to manage when working virtually.
This is exactly what we specialise in. Having worked with many of Australia’s business leaders in tech, telecom and manufacturing, ICC understands what it takes to be productive and to feel connected when working across cultures. ICC has over 20 years’ experience delivering cultural briefings, which include personalised programs to support clients working virtually across cultures. The programs are tailored to the specific needs of the individual or team, and aim to support you in connecting, strengthening relationships and building the necessary trust for successful collaboration across cultures.
Participants of ICC’s programs have said:
“The knowledge gained in this training will definitely go a long way to help us become more united and now trained and ready to take on any global team role or assignment as part of a multinational & multicultural team.”
“It helped us understand how our cultural behaviours impact the way we communicate with our Australian teams and vice versa”
“A lot of the time cultural differences affect our productivity. This training helped me to overcome this to maximum extent”
“We will take what we have experienced from this training as it will benefit our future relationships with our offshore colleagues.”
If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a friendly chat.