This workshop is an introduction to cultural differences in a business environment. It provides a mix of global business skills and covers a wide range of cultures. The course is an essential building block for everyone who works in an international business environment and wants to develop a better cross-cultural awareness.
The class provides an introduction to cultural blindness and the products of culture with the focus of the class being on the importance of meaning. The meaning behind cultural products will be discussed using different dilemmas, based on the universal social dilemmas that cultures around the world have solved in different ways, which have led to different cultural values.
The class also covers the impact of context on cultural values, how different nationalities solve social dilemmas using the life resources of time and nature, how people reconcile these differences in their daily communication and how can we benefit from these differences when reconciling different cultural values.