Doing Business and Working Together: Americans and Germans (IKAG)
Venue: Marriott Dearborn Inn Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2001||End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2001|
Do you need to know how to
- cope with different business practices
- fulfill their expectations of you, as the
manager, seller or customer?
- build, manage and motivate mixed teams
- deal with difficulties in communicating
with headquarters in Munich?
- manage your employees at your Detroit
- effectively present and sell your product
How tolerant are you of other ways of doing business? A recent report in Newsweek described DaimlerChrysler employees who can now cope better with the differences between American and German business and working practices, after their intercultural training seminars.
Did you know that current figures of up to 60% failure rates have been identified for international ventures? And they didn’t fail because of a lack of technical knowledge or financial obstacles; what led to the breakdown was repeated miscommunication between players from different cultures.
And it’s not a language problem! Most Germans working with Americans speak English well enough to promote their product or concept. It’s those hidden differences in business practices and communication styles.
Do you sometimes ask yourself:
- What do they mean when they say,
- Why does the American say everything
- Why is my American customer sending
me all these emails?
- Why is my German partner so inflexible
when it comes to changes?
- Why is this German so slow in response?
- When will we start achieving some results?
These are just a few of the many comments we’ve heard repeatedly in our seminars. Your comments and your experience and questions build the basis for this seminar, to help you communicate more effectively to achieve success in your business ventures and transactions with Americans or Germans.
Over 400 participants, just in 2000, found the answers to their questions at one of our most popular seminars. This 2-day seminar, designed for mixed groups, helps business people recognize the hidden cultural obstacles and understand each other better, in order to communicate successfully, learn to work together and build solid partnerships.