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Internal training: intercultural research around the Hofstede CWQ3
On 27th September, a group of 13 international consultants met at the TWIST office in Munich to share their latest research, exercises and intercultural experiences. Also, the day was combined with the re-accreditation for the Hofstede CWQ 3.
Individual experiences and observations in which the cultural characteristics of the protagonists might play a role were exchanged and discussed – for example:
- A partner from the UK noticed that the security staff at the airports in Heathrow (UK) and Berlin-Tegel (Germany) react differently to the overweight of his suitcase
- An Italian partner, who recently moved to Greece, describes misunderstandings and conflicts with Athens taxi drivers
- A German colleague tries in vain to get a binding commitment or information from an Argentine business partner
In a setting of collegial consultation between four cultural experts all these cases were interpreted and tips for each scenario were discussed.
By the way, the official re-accreditation has been successful for every attending Partner Associate.
The next chance for the accreditation program to become a TWIST – Partner Associate will be in the year 2020. The successful participation entitles you to use the Hofstede CWQ3 in your work in an intercultural context.
Workplace of the Future
On April 3rd 2019 around 40 of our international clients, consultants, and cooperation partners from the Global Resource Team met at the TWIST office in Munich to discuss the “Workplace of the Future” and the future challenges and implications for HR departments all around the world.
In expert breakout sessions the concept of agile organizations, the challenges and benefits of digital learning, as well as additional HR relevant topics were presented and discussed. Additionally, our new Hofstede Learning App was introduced and we were happy to receive positive and stimulating feedback from clients and colleagues.
We enjoyed the fruitful intercultural exchange on these highly relevant topics and thank all attendants for their inspiring contributions.