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Culture‐
Specific
Info.
7cultures
briefly
noted
China
France,
specifiable
Japan
Japan
Saudi
Arabia,U.S.
Timein
Minutes
2025
120or
more
5560
30
2030
1525
Group
Size
Unlimited
824
616
Anysize
318
116
Target
Audience
Generic
Thosedoingbusinessor
workingwiththe
Chinese
Advancedactivity.Use
onlywiththose
somewhatfamiliarwith
theculturediscussed.
Thosepreparingtowork
inJapan
Thoseinteractingwith
Japanesenationals
Theinternational
assigneeorbusiness
professionalspending
periodsoftimeinSaudi
Arabia.Training
programsonSaudi
Arabia.
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Understandthesignificanceand
appropriatenessofgiftsacrosscultures.
Introduceparticipantstospecificpitfallsof
communicationandetiquettewhendoing
businesswiththeChinese.
Examinesculturaldisputationstylesin
Franceandallowsparticipantstocompare
thistotheirownstyle.Providesamodelfor
constructingsimilaractivitiesaboutother
cultures.
Testandrai
se
awarenessofdifferent(in
thiscaseJapanese)behavioralcodesand
customs.
Teachtheimportanceof“ma(pause)in
conversationandgivenonJapanesesome
comfortusing“ma.”
Toprovideparticipantswithareallife
exampleofaSaudibusinessinteractionfor
thepurposeofhavingthemidentify
possiblecu
ltural
misunderstandings.
Author
Pachter
Young
Simons
Rowland
Saphiere
Bing
Type
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
Page
237
243
249
253
259
263
Nameof
Activity
GivingGifts
DoingBusinessin
China
ArguingAsparagus
JapaneseBusiness
ProtocolQuiz
ThemaGame
SaudiArabia
CriticalIncident
No.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
ActivityLocator
381
Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Specifiable
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Timein
Minutes
2030
30
30
6075
7590
90100
30120
Group
Size
Unlimited
150
3ormore;
unlimited
1020
12ormore
450+
59or
multiples
Target
Audience
Dominantspeakersofa
languagewhohavelittle
experienceworkingwith
peoplenotspeaking
theirlanguage
Thosewhomust
communicatethroughan
interpreter
Thoselearning
interpretationandthose
usinginterpretersin
theirwork
Intactworkgroupswho
workfacetofaceor
virtually
Teamtraining,generic
Peopleworkingon
internationalteams
Individualsorteam
s
with
responsibilityofmaking
decisionsacrosscultural
lines
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Explorefeelings,reactions,andempathyfor
peoplewhodonotspeakone’sown
language.
Learnamodeloftheprimaryfunctionofan
interpreterandthreecommonstylesof
interpretingandhowtosupportthe
interpreterinethicalperformance.
Experiencethenatureandstressesof
interpretationandpracticephysical
positioningforeffectiveinter
p
retation.
Howtocreatetrustinamulticulturalor
multifunctionalgroup.
Considersolutionsforinterculturalconflict
anddiscussthestrategiesformulticultural
teamwork.
Facilitatetheteambuildingprocessby
makingdifferencesintheconceptofteam
andteamcooperationtransparent.
Examinethecrossculturaldimensionsof
decisionmakingandpreparetowork
together
bycomingtoagreementona
process.
Author
Salimbene
Robinson
Robinson
Hopkins
and
Simons
Yamamoto
Lynn
Hopkins
Type
LANG
LANG
LANG
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
Page
271
277
281
287
289
299
301
Nameof
Activity
LifeinAnother
Language
PVCMagic
Interpreting:Your
Turn
Howdoyoutrust?
RainbowMission
“OfcourseIknow
whataTEAMis!
Doyou?”
Decisions,
Decisions
No.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
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Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic,
specifiable
U.S.,UK,
Germany,
Asia,Latin
America
Generic
Generic,
specifiable
U.S.,Latin
America,
specifiable
Germany,
U.S.,
specifiable
Generic,
specifiable
Timein
Minutes
30
130
6090
50+
depending
onnumber
ofgroups
90120
Halfday
6090
Group
Size
20orless
812
815
1ormore
groupsof
36people
210
1Unlimited
1824
Target
Audience
Businessand
managementteams
dealingwithvarious
cultures
Generic;teammembers
workingacrossborders
Leadershipteams,
supervisors,managers,
seniorexecutives,or
boardmembers
Someexperiencein
workingorlivingina
crosscultural
environment
Expatriates,business
travelers,andothers
withcrossborder
responsibilities
Organizationswheretwo
distinctculturesare
interacting
Individuals
andgr
oups
wor
kingintheirnative
landforcompanies
whoseheadquartersare
abroad
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Enhancemulticulturalteambuildingacross
cultures.
Seethatsixaspectsofcontactarerelative
ratherthanabsoluteandwillbeabletouse
thisknowledgetobetterunderstandand
assesstheircounterparts’motivation.
Createsculturalselfawarenessand
awarenessofothersaspartofleadership
teamdevelopment.
Assiststeammemberstolea
rnfromeach
other’s
experience.Crosscultural
communicationandmanagement.
Identifyrolerequirementstoenhance
expatriatesuccess.
Tocreateageneralizedpictureofaculture
withoutstereotypingthecultureof
investigation.
Dealwithdifferencesinnationaland
organizationalculturesandtheconflicts
causedbythem.
Author
Elashmawi
Lynn
Shinazy
Fogelberg
Weder
spahn
Draeges
teinand
Chase
Lazar
Type
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
LDand
TM
EXand
AC
EXand
AC
CDYN,
EX,and
AC
Page
303
305
321
325
331
339
349
Nameof
Activity
MyMost
Frustrating
CultureClash
SixKeyAspectsof
International
BusinessContact
CulturalSelf
Awarenessin
LeadershipTeams
PeerSupervision
ExpatriateRole
Analysis
CrossCultural
Forum
Dimensionsof
Culturein
Organizations
No.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

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