"Even learning what the greeting is in the language of the
culture you're in is already a good start," said David Solomons,
CEO of Culture Shock!Consulting
In today's global workplace, business is constantly
changing, schools are recruiting international students and the society
is becoming multicultural in nature. Companies acquire, merge or partner
with other firms to promote business internationally. The workforce
has become increasingly diverse, employees are expected to relocate
- often to destinations halfway around the world. Cross-cultural training
and orientation is imperative in our global environment.
Important issues include dealing with an unfamiliar language, the lack
of cultural awareness, limited knowledge of new business protocol, and
the complexities of finding suitable housing. Cross cultural & intercultural
training, highly personalized relocation / destination services are
among the programs available for your expatriate population as well
as those in the process of repatriation. An employee's or student ability
to be productive or succeed in a new environment depends on the level
of cultural orientation received within the first weeks before and after
We provide local and international cross cultural consulting services
to individuals, firms, government agency, and executive. We provide
detailed and proven results to all our clients. Through training, research
and consultations we also provide valuable background information for
company executive meeting with international colleague at home or abroad.
Our goal is to make the executive become comfortable, well prepared
and effective in building relationships with international partners.
This understanding is valuable for the international or domestic business
success or investment.
People change when they live overseas as they develop a global mindset
with new ideas, beliefs, views, and expectations. Reverse or Re-entry
culture shock is a common phenomenon that takes the repatriate by surprise,
impacting various parts of their life, including the workplace and family
dynamics. While the expatriate has been away, their "home"
has changed and evolved. In addition, the expatriate has gained a new
perspective on their home and culture.