As an intercultural consultant and trainer I reveal effective solutions when people differ and cultures confuse. My company De Vonk (the Spark) is an associate partner of Hofstede Insights, internationally renowned for its thorough knowledge and craft in the field of intercultural management and organisational culture.
Cultural differences are fascinating. At times they may not seem relevant at all: they can be lying dormant or just form part of a colorful background for long periods of time. But suddenly they can raise their head. They can lead to wonders or they can lead to shock, oftentimes without making the people aware that they’re dealing with culture, since basic assumptions and logic have become largely unconscious. Cultural differences can make collaboration or living together amazingly complex and troublesome.
With insight and strategic attention, these differences can complement each other marvelously and improve both effectiveness and innovation of teams or organizations. Without this attention they can derail whole societies; and within companies they often stand at the inception of failed projects.
Cultures are real and do not disappear.
De Vonk consults, trains, coaches and facilitates processes where cultural differences play a role. I do this within organizations and companies that are dealing with international business or employees. I also work at community and societal levels, with migrant organisations and municipalities in the Netherlands.
Do contact me for a free conversation or look for an open training that you can follow.