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Introduction to intercultural communication frameworks (C01)


Purpose:

  • To bridge the cultural and communication gaps between Japanese and global business counterparts.

  • To adjust and align diverse working & communicating styles, ensuring better understanding and persuasive influence in international contexts.


Recommended Participants:

  • This program is specially tailored for business professionals and students, both Japanese and non-Japanese, in Japan who aim to bridge the communication and cultural gaps in international business settings.


Learning Objectives:

  • Webinar 1: Dive deep into understanding communication and mindset differences in diverse Japanese-global teams.

  • Webinar 2: Unearth problem-solving and leadership contrasts to devise effective intercultural strategies.

  • Webinar 3: Master the intricacies of planning and leadership differences between Japanese and global colleagues, while finding common ground for collaboration.



Language Requirements:

  • This program is delivered bilingually in both Japanese and English to accommodate a diverse range of participants.


How to join

  • You can join this and over 30 other bilingual intercultural programs to develop your global leadership skills for just 5000 yen per month. Click the buttons below to start with a free coaching session and a one-month free trial.



 

Program Details and Webinar Schedule


Webinar 1: Synergies communication and mindset differences in diverse Japanese-global teams

  • Learn about five Cross-Cultural Frameworks which show typical communication and mindset differences between Japanese and global colleagues: 1. Mindset (Growth vs Fixed), 2. Communication (High vs low context), 3. Meeting styles (Socratic vs Confucian), 4. Formality (Friendly vs Formal/TPO), 5. Organization style (individual versus team responsibility). Discuss mindset and techniques to bridge these gaps and create an inclusive, hybrid working style.


Webinar 2: Synergies problem-solving differences in diverse Japanese-global teams

  • Learn about five Cross-Cultural Frameworks which show typical working styles and leadership differences between Japanese and global colleagues: 6. time sense (fixed vs flexible), 7. Change (Risk-taking vs careful, 8. Decision-making (Top-down vs flat), 9. Direction (Strategic vs end-user), 10. Trust (contract vs relationship). Examine typical intercultural issues and effective methods to overcome them.


Webinar 3: Synergies planning and leadership differences in diverse Japanese-global teams

  • Learn about four Cross-Cultural Frameworks which show typical working styles and leadership differences between Japanese and global colleagues: 7. time sense (fixed vs flexible), 8. Change (Risk-taking vs careful, 9. Direction (Strategic vs end-user), 10. Trust (contract vs relationship). Examine typical intercultural issues and effective methods to overcome them.


Background:

The problem is Japanese aren’t trained in global business style, which can be quite different. But they may behave as if their global counterparts are Japanese - causing poor performance, motivation and teamwork‬‬.


‪Join and see how to fix the gaps - to create effective communication between Japanese and non-Japanese team members, collaborate better with overseas staff, customers and suppliers.‬‬









Participants' comments:

  • “Thank you, I enjoyed and learned a lot! What you taught us (eye contact, not crossing arms, etc.) we’re in Japanese business culture. I’ll work in global business situation with foreigners from this July, so your advice was really useful and motivated me for a new start.” - Marketing Coordinator Apparel Maker

  • “My Chinese colleague confirmed that the idea of Japanese “unspoken language” is incomprehensible and very difficult for them. Thanks for the hints to acquire this idea.” - R&D Manager Consumer Electronics Company

  • “Your program was really impressive and exciting for me. I could understand the difference between Japanese culture and foreign culture, and how to learn English communication. Especially, India's culture, opposite to Japanese humility, such that everyone says "I can do it" was very funny.” - Consultant Digital Agency





 















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