Multicultural Team-Building Courses
We have been designing and delivering team-building courses for clients across the globe since our inception. Our courses bring people together, negate misunderstandings and create fruitful working relationships.
Clients come to us for help with specific teams within their businesses and organisations who are either new, and therefore need a head start in gelling together, or, are established and having challenges in working together. Cultural differences and misunderstandings can often be the cause and if left unchecked can lead to problems.
We work with all stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes through our team-building courses. As well as delivering targeted content, we also work hard to ensure the energy, tone, activities, etc are all suited towards helping attendees engage and learn.
Our courses are available internationally and are suitable for any sized team, with any cultural dynamic in any sector.
Our client was a JV formed by two other companies, one Dutch and the other Brazilian. The team make-up of the new company was heavily influenced by the two cultures as well British due to the location of HQ and the many cultures that made up various business functions.
A complete productivity breakdown had occurred within the company – our job was to piece it apart, understand the various cultural, national, political and economic drivers that were at play and deliver a year-long series of team-building training courses to address the issue.
We delivered a series of successful courses in the UK, Netherlands and Brazil to 150+ employees from Director level down to administrators in more than 20 sessions lasting 14 months.
Bespoke vs Adapted Courses
We provide both “adapted” as well as “bespoke” training courses.
Adapted courses are essentially pre-packaged programmes which we have designed ourselves. These draw upon 10+ years of team-building training we have delivered across industry. Once we understand a bit more about a client’s needs we tweak or adapt them to suit. These are then delivered at a client’s location or a neutral location.
Bespoke courses are designed from scratch; our starting point is the client’s aims and objectives and from there we do our analysis of the client and the team to put together a proposal. The course is ultimately a lot more involved and specific to the client’s brief.
- Bespoke options
- Online tools access
- Fresh content
- Interactive training ethos
- Multilingual delivery
- Global reach
- Culture-specific training experts
- Specialist team-building trainers
- Online & offline resources
Team-Building Course Content
Our teamwork courses help build a sense of trust and multicultural collectivism among team members. They help individuals understand the different starting points of their contributing cultures and the way in which these cultures affect work expectations and values.
Courses will also help individuals appreciate the types of challenges which are most likely to emerge when individuals from their specific cultures come together to work; equipping them with strategies for managing potential differences and ensuring that positive communication is actively nurtured within the team.
No two businesses are the same and, as such, neither are our training courses. Understanding the exclusive needs of our individual clients is a paramount first step in course design. The final course outline is therefore valid to the needs of your organisation and ensures that your staff are trained to manage effectively in the long term.
Outlined below, however, are some examples of areas often covered in team-building related training:
- Helping team members understand the dynamics of the cultures within their teams and where differences might lie
- Encouraging self-reflection of individual drivers in respect to work expectations and values
- Reviewing potential areas of conflict and exploring ways for managing differences going forwards
- Promoting team synergy and cohesion through proven strategies and frameworks
- Exploring team goals and objectives for the long term to ensure that team performance is maximised
For a more detailed outlook at our contents, please contact one of the team.
The Commisceo Training Style
Our trainers are first and foremost all about creating cultural synergy. They all come with solid experience in delivering challenging team-building training programmes that help teams overcome challenges and positively move into the future together.
We stress fun, engaging, self-reflective and collaborative learning. Although we are able to match the training style needed for the audience, we find that a more relaxed, explorative approach leads to a much more fruitful training course. Especially within team-building courses, we need people to be open and honest.
Packed with practical examples, activities and experiences our training courses are designed to help apply learning from the training room immediately to roles.
We don’t necessarily bow to convention when it comes to training days – so if you have something different in mind, don’t be shy to ask!
Our client is a luxury car manufacturer in the EU which had been purchased by interests in The Gulf region. At the top level of the company it was felt that there was not enough understanding between the two sides now working together. We were tasked with sensitively putting together a ½ course for investors and Directors which looked at the challenges they were facing in working with one another but in an open, non-accusatory or blaming way that would lead to resolve, resolution and a shared understanding moving forward.
We designed an innovative learning experience which we delivered at a neutral location we chose due to its symbolism – the choice of venue, tone, subtlety and efficacy of the course were all praised by attendees.
We love to chat, so either give us a call or email us.
Following a telephone or face to face consultation with one of our trainers, you will then receive a course outline which is tailored to meet the unique requirements of your business and the teams for whom the course is needed.
Once done, you can then trust the expertise of Commisceo to do the rest!