Intercultural Management Skills for Asia

Intercultural Management Skills for Asia
  • You are lost in translation as you are confused by reactions of your employees or managers who have a different cultural background?
  • You are confused in regard to chances and risks in a cross-cultural setting?
  • You want to know how to reach people with other cultural backgrounds in the best possible way?
  • You want to understand the most important principles in meetings and discussions?
  • You want to learn more about nonverbal communication, distance and behavioral science in other cultures?

For years, observers have breathlessly discussed Asia’s future potential. The future has arrived. We have entered the “Asian century”. This makes it even more than ever important to understand the cultural differences. Intercultural Management Coaching will help you understand how different nationalities, mentalities, religions as well as language affects the often invisible behavior of employees and managers. If cultural differences are ignored or even worse, devalued, it can easily lead to misunderstandings, resistance, and disloyalty.

Appropriate and effective intercultural management will ensure respect and motivation of your employees and will boost respect on your clients side and will ensure long term success of your company.

Being Asian-German, Melissa has been exposed to different Asian cultures since her childhood. Early in her career as a CEO, she spent 8 years in Singapore and a lot of time in Indonesia which helped her gain  a deep understanding on how business is done in Asia. Also she spent some time at the National University of Singapore and studied Negotiation & Influence in an Asian setting, and can help you gain a better understanding on how to do business in Asia and create great partnerships with Asian companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although the terms “coach” and “consultant” are often used interchangeably, they actually represent distinct roles and approaches to problem-solving.

A consultant is typically someone who provides expert advice and guidance to individuals or organizations in a particular area of expertise. Consultants are often hired to solve specific problems or address particular challenges, and they bring their knowledge, experience, and skills to bear on those issues. Consultants may work in a range of fields, such as business strategy, marketing, technology, or human resources.

A coach, on the other hand, focuses on empowering clients to identify and achieve their goals. Coaches help clients to clarify their thinking, explore their values, and develop their own solutions to problems. Rather than providing answers, coaches ask questions and provide support and guidance to help clients develop their own insights and solutions. Coaches work with clients on an ongoing basis and often help them to develop skills and strategies for long-term success.

In summary, a consultant is typically an expert who provides answers and solutions to specific problems, while a coach empowers clients to develop their own solutions and achieve their goals over time.

  1. Expertise and knowledge: A consultant should have specialized knowledge and expertise in their field. They should be able to offer insights and solutions that you may not have considered before.

  2. Analysis and diagnosis: A consultant should be able to analyze your situation and diagnose the root causes of any problems. They should be able to provide a clear assessment of the situation and help you understand what needs to be done to address it.

  3. Recommendations and solutions: A consultant should provide specific recommendations and solutions to address the problem or achieve the goal. They should provide actionable steps and a roadmap for implementation.

  4. Collaboration and communication: A consultant should work collaboratively with you and your team to implement the recommendations and solutions. They should be open to feedback and adjust their approach as needed. They should also communicate regularly with you to keep you informed of progress.

  5. Results: Ultimately, you should expect the consultant to deliver results. They should be able to help you achieve your goals and solve the problem you hired them to address.

Yes, we also offer trainings, workshops, seminars and keynotes. Do contact us if you would like to learn more about our offers.

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