Why is corporate training for intercultural communication important?
But, to them, “right away” means when they are done with the current task they are working on and they are able to get to your task some time next week.
Even though you’re both using the same language, each of you attaches a different meaning to the words being spoken. Your cultures each have a different understanding of time orientation.
This is why corporate intercultural training is crucial in today’s global business world.
It gives you the ability to understand people from other cultures and backgrounds on a much deeper level than what is merely said. It can also save you from potential embarrassment or accidentally insulting someone whose culture you are unfamiliar with.
For example, in much of the world, business cards are treated casually and are handed out without much thought. But, in Japanese culture, business cards are extremely important and they should be treated with some reverence by both the giver and receiver.
In today’s ever expanding remote work environment, social skills like being able to understand cultural differences, are more important than ever. Because of our virtual global work environment, more and more people are dealing with a diverse team across the world and we all need to understand each other.