Intercultural trainings

Intercultural trainings “German leadership styles and manners” for the German-Danish Chamber in Copenhagen

Workshops Deutsch-Dänische Handelskammer

On 13.05., 20.05. and 27.05.2020 Friederike Krause conducted online workshops on the topic “German leadership styles and manners” on behalf of the German-Danish Chamber. The aim was to prepare Danish companies for an engagement in Germany and to give them an understanding of German cultural norms.

The following thematic priorities were set:

I INTRODUCTION AND PREPARATION

  • What do you expect in this workshop

II CULTURE GENERAL PART

  • Objective approach and subjective reality
  • What is German and what is not? Does that even exist?
  • Culture – Business culture – German business culture: The attempt to explain the inexplicable.
  • The nice Dane?
  • Germany a foreign culture? – The subtle difference

III INTERPRETATION AIDS AND CULTURAL STANDARDS

  • Freedom – Individuality – Homogeneity
  • Trust and rules
  • Hierarchy Structures
  • Responsibilities
  • The official channel
  • Culture of discussion and debate
  • Family and leisure
  • German women in leadership positions
  • Serenity or laziness? World champion in stress or work love?
  • Flexibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Humor
  • Small talk
  • Language – German or English?
  • Nonverbal, paraverbal, and extraverbal communication

IV Working on a case study

The feedback on the training was consistently positive. If you are interested in conducting a similar training in your organization or company, please contact f.krause@aubiko.de.