Globalisation is one of the central challenges of our work and a megatrend that has affected the global economy fundamentally and for the long-term. Accordingly, corporate structures, working areas and job specifications have changed. Different cultures, technology traditions and working styles come together. Given this, it might surprise you that in business contexts any form of intercultural cooperation follows certain cross-cultural, globally valid psychological principles of action.
In addition to culture-specific content, it is primarily these global meta competencies that enable leaders and professionals to be in a position to develop their existing individual, social, technical and strategic core competencies confidently and successfully in an intercultural context. This is a critical entrepreneurial advantage that can be used through specific personal intercultural competence development.
There are a variety of intercultural training offers, but there is a decisive difference in the understanding of intercultural competence integral for success. Intercultural competence is a globally valid metacompetency – it follows cross cultural psychological principles.