This highly interactive workshop is geared towards senior and middle managers who work with diverse teams and/or
across national borders. During the first day we will explore the participants' own cultures and what others might find
difficult to understand or interact with. Different concepts of basic assumptions, norms, values and artefacts will be
investigated and their effects in managing colleagues and teams will be explored. Next, participants will understand
diverse cultural models and how to deal with cultural dilemmas. Several 'tools' are introduced (Culture Onion, Ladder of
Inference, MBTI) and participants will engage in a large cross-cultural negotiation exercise. This will lead to a discussion
of integrated, responsive and authentic people and leadership approaches.
BSc, MSc, PhD, AFCIPD / Professor of International Human Resource Management, Cranfield
University, School of Management, UK, Director Cranfield Masters in Management, Editor The
International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Published more than 100 academic and professional papers and reports. He is the lead author of
three books on international HRM and global careers, part of the acclaimed Routledge series on global
human resource management.