Our strength lies in effective collaboration between and within international and multicultural organizations. Time and again, your individual question is our point of departure. We will go looking for a sustainable answer on the basis of availability and within the time and budget we have agreed upon.
Our approach can be summarized as follows:
- From real life, for real life
We get all our examples, cases, and inspiration from real-life situations, making our approach concrete, tangible, and practical. We then implement new insight into your reality, so that you can put it into practice.
The core added value of Intercultural Professionals is our mutual collaboration with you. Interaction with clients and trainees is essential for us, as it allows us to unite our experience and expertise with what is going on in your specific situation. This means that we like to maintain a close relationship with you, so that we know which factors are at play. In most cases, we offer tailor-made services that get at the heart of your reality.
- Making intercultural differences manageable
We almost always work in an organizational context in which people are trying to achieve something with one another: the development of a new product, setting up a service in another country, implementing a joint project. Very often it is about achieving results together, and our training and advisory work is no exception. We are continuously making contrasts between people from different cultures both easier to talk about and to deal with.
- Perseverance kills the game
Cultural behavioral patterns can be obstinate, with unspoken assumptions about what is normal and what is not. These ingrained patters can seldom be changed by a short, one-time intervention. Instead, sustained attention and a clear view of patterns and mutual differences are much more effective.