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Open Workshop: Reaping the Benefits of Diversity

Reaping the Benefits of Diversity - How to get the most from Working across Cultures

Discover the value that lies behind cultural difference!

VENUE: Farnham Castle, Surrey GU9 0AG

COMPLIMENTARY, BY INVITATION: Contact Us to reserve your place

Business is more global than ever – we are buying from overseas suppliers, selling to international clients, and working alongside teammates from around the world. We are therefore encountering different world views, business practices and communication styles on a daily basis.

Research has shown time and again that the companies actively embracing and working with this diversity, tend to prosper. They create new opportunities, encourage innovation, and use divergent opinions to break ‘group-think’.

How do we move from seeing difference as a barrier to business that must be overcome, to seeing it as a positive business asset?

  • This workshop will look at alternative approaches to managing and even transforming difference.

  • You will explore the role your cultural and personal preferences play in the way you approach disagreements and discord, and you will learn some practical frameworks to help you adjust your style to get the most from the situation.

The workshop is designed to be participatory and experiential, allowing you to try out new techniques in a safe space before using them in the real world.

If you work in a multicultural or transnational team, if you are responsible for selling, or building partnerships across borders, or if you have to take part in challenging conversations, there will be tools and techniques covered in this workshop, that you can take away and use to your advantage immediately.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the potential benefits of working positively with (rather than putting up with) difference and diversity

  • Understand how disagreement and interpersonal difficulties are handled differently, depending on culture and personal preference

  • Realise that adopting different approaches to activities like giving feedback, disagreeing and negotiating, can vastly change outcomes

  • Be able to flex their own style and to get the best outcomes from difficult situations at work

If you would like to find out more about this workshop then please call one of the Team

T. +44 (0)1252 720416 or +44 (0)1252 720415