In a shrinking world, businesses operate across borders, whether they are borders between neighborhoods or borders between countries. All of these bordered areas, large and small, represent differing cultures. Whether comfortable or abroad, chances are, your business deals with people of varying cultures on a daily basis. In today's expansive work environment, employees, co-workers, customers, vendors, and business partners can all have a different cultural background from yours. The most obvious cultural differences you encounter are language and dress. But there are a multitude of subtler ways in which people from different cultures vary in their behavior. If you don't understand the ways in which they might differ, you're risking your business communication and relationships being misunderstood. When operating interculturally, mistakes are easily made when you take appearances and meaning for granted. This course lends significance to the term "multiculturalism." In this course, you will learn about the many ways in which mini- to macro-cultural behavior and attitude can vary, around the corner and around the world. This course will prepare you to understand and relate better to people with different cultural backgrounds, thus making your business deals with them easier and helping you avoid costly misunderstandings.
Any employee at any level who deals with cultural diversity in the workplace, whether at home or abroad