Recognising Cultural Patterns

Invest in your intercultural effectiveness

Learn to  recognise cultural patterns, both in yourself and in others


Cultural Awareness Training

Recognising cultural patterns

This training is all about learning to recognise and understand cultural patterns in people at work, in a context of colleagues, teams, managers and rules. 

All learning starts with self-awareness. In order to increase your intercultural effectiveness you need to reflect on your own cultural pattern first. What are my strengths and my weaknesses, how do others perceive me, and what could be the consequences?

The next step is to take an appreciative point of view towards others, even if you perceive their behaviour as strange, abnormal, unpredictable or frustrating. This requires you to postpone judgement.

No one pattern is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. In order to improve performance, reframing different cultural patterns as new and potentially useful will help you transform cultural tensions into opportunities.

Key take-aways

Increase awareness of the impact of cultural differences on effective teamwork.
Become aware of your own cultural pattern and learn how others perceive your behaviour
Learn to postpone judgement and appreciate different cultural patterns of behaviour
Improve performance by reframing different cultural patterns as new and potentially useful
Join the online training

Recognising cultural patterns

Join the training if you want to

  • Get access to the Personal Cultural Profiler and determine your cultural pattern (including full report)
  • Assess your Cultural Intelligence before and after the training and see your progress
  • A total of 1.5 hour training videos  
  • Read the full training video transcript whenever you like
  • Make your homework assignment 'Your Cultural Strengths' and receive my personal feedback
  • Receive your Certificate of Completion (after making your homework assignment) 
  • Invest € 249,- (excluding VAT) in improving your intercultural effectiveness
Iceberg

The training programme starts by introducing the iceberg model of behaviour. It is an important model for talking about cultural patterns, as there is always a risk of oversimplifying, stereotyping and ‘boxing’ behaviour. Nonetheless, we may not be as unique as we think we are, and we may not differ as much as we may think. Recognising the cultural patterns is valuable to understand behaviour, but is not the only factor influencing behaviour. We will define culture in the context of this training, and discuss socialisation and stereotyping 

Reconcile differences
In this part of the training we have to talk about theory a bit. If we want to talk about cultural patterns of behaviour, we need a framework to help us talk about culture in an objective way. It offers us the possibility to measure and compare cultures, and to help you become more effective in an intercultural working environment.
ants
Part II takes you to the sweet spot; actual cultural patterns of behaviour. These patterns constitute of combinations of cultural dimensions leading to specific behavioural patterns. We will look at features of the different cultural patterns, how different cultural patterns cause tensions, but also how they can create opportunities. 
Breaking Free
The training includes an exercise that is based on your personal cultural profile. If you like, you can share you answers with me for feedback. You will then also receive a Certificate of Completion.

Learn more about how cultural patterns affect behaviour

The iceberg model of behaviour is at the core of our coaching and training programmes. It is an important model for talking about cultural patterns, as there is always a risk of oversimplifying, stereotyping and ‘boxing’ behaviour. Nonetheless, we may not be as unique as we think we are, and we may not differ as much as we may think either. Recognising different cultural patterns is valuable and helps to understand behaviour, but culture is not the only factor influencing behaviour.