Intercultural consulting amplifies the effectiveness of businesspeople who become involved with counterparts from abroad with differing mindsets, values, work styles, and relationship patterns.
Consultants provide supportive guidance because much is known about the differences among cultures and mindsets and the skills one needs to work effectively across such differences.
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Intercultural Consulting and Global Business Effectiveness
Is there any large organization whose success is not dependent, at least in part, on the quality of the relationships its leaders maintain with colleagues and customers from unfamiliar backgrounds? Such differences often are framed in terms of national cultures, but they also can involve ethnicity, gender, age – indeed, any factor that leads to conflicting behavior patterns.
The profession of intercultural consulting originally focused on variations among national cultures. But the competencies interculturalists developed are applicable to a wide range of situations in which people with deeply held differences must cooperate to attain shared objectives.
Owned and operated by an interculturalist and an anthropologist, GROVEWELL has been a provider of intercultural consulting worldwide for nearly 30 years.
GROVEWELL’s associates, based in six continents, have lived and worked outside of their native cultures and have significant experience as leaders in large global businesses. Almost all are bilingual; many are multilingual. They have learned through experience to become effective intercultural communicators. And they are supported by the research field of Intercultural Communication, founded in 1959.
Whether as intercultural consultants, training facilitators, or global leadership coaches, the associates of GROVEWELL know that effective methods to help others gain intercultural communication competence include...
- focus on a culture’s intangible features – assumptions, values, expectations, patterns of behavior, mindsets, etc. – far more than its material and visible features;
- emphasis on their client's developing cultural self-knowledge as much as knowledge of the unfamiliar features of their counterparts' culture; and
- dedication to their client's acquisition of the qualities and competencies that facilitate intercultural relationship-building, and to their continuing to acquiring them in the future.
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