We help prepare assignees and their families for international assignments--helping them to adjust smoothly to the new culture and to function effectively in their international business assignments
Intercultural training is critically important: In today's global business environment, most multinationals understand that providing intercultural training for their relocating personnel is something that simply cannot be neglected. Quality intercultural training helps to ensure a smooth cultural adjustment process for employees and family members. When customized to the client's needs--and conducted by competent, professional intercultural trainers--these programs prepare assignees to function with a higher level of confidence and effectiveness in new and different cultural environments.
“Cross-cultural training programs have been shown in empirical evaluation studies to enhance global managers’ job performance, adjustment to the new culture, and development of cross-cultural managerial skills.”
--Global Assignments, Successfully Expatriating and Repatriating International Managers,
by J. Stewart Black, Hal B. Gregersen, and Mark E. Mendenhall
We've conducted intercultural training programs for more than 75 countries
Morgan Intercultural has trained assignees and their family members for more than 75 countries. For more than twenty years, we've provided intercultural training services to hundreds of Fortune 1000 and other leading companies in every industry. These intercultural training programs for assignees outbound on international assignments are among our most requested kind of training programs.
Our global network of experienced country resources and intercultural trainers enables us to deliver the highest-quality customized intercultural trainings. Each training is carefully designed to include just the right balance of both "culture-specific" and "culture-general" content. That means we make sure every program includes the general cross-cultural principles, knowledge, awareness and skills global managers need--and the country-specific information they require to function effectively in the host culture--daily living issues, customs and etiquette, cultural values, business culture and so forth. We'll custom design just the right intercultural training program to meet your specific needs.
Global Network of Country Experts
Types of Intercultural Training Programs for International Assignments:
Our intercultural training programs for relocating personnel generally fall into one of the following different types of international ("relocation") assignment programs:
One- and two-day intercultural training programs for expatriates outbound on international assignments
Longer-term consulting arrangements
Intercultural training for spouses of international assignees
Youth intercultural relocation programs
Repatriation Programs for assignees returning form international assignments
One- and Two-Day Intercultural Training Programs:
Most of our intercultural training programs are either one or two days. We encourage our clients to choose the two-day option whenever possible--especially when assignees are relocating with a partner or other family members, or are first-time assignees who will benefit from a more in-depth exploration of the dynamics of adjusting to a new culture.
The two-day format provides the maximum opportunity for participants to really begin to learn to navigate the host culture and business culture differences. Of course, a great deal can be accomplished in a one-day training, as well. One-day training programs are offered for those who have limited time for training or are preparing for a shorter international assignments (i.e., a few days or weeks rather than a year or more).
U.S. companies spend billions of dollars per
year on early expatriate returns
Between 10% and 20% of all U.S. managers sent abroad on international assignments return early because of difficulties in adjusting to a foreign country. And of those who stayed for their entire assignment, nearly one third do not perform up to their supervisor’s expectations—again, because of cultural differences. Quality intercultural training, provided by professional intercultural trainers, can help to prevent these problems. Don’t make the costly mistake of failing to provide good quality intercultural training for your international assignees.
Contact Morgan Intercultural today for a free consultation about your company's intercultural training needs.
The Benefits of Quality Intercultural Training
Intercultural training--when skillfully designed, customized to the clients' needs, and delivered by competent intercultural professionals--can be a high-value contributor to the success of multinational corporations and other types of organizations in their global endeavors.
Greater ability to cope with the stress of working in and adjusting to foreign cultures
Greater cultural self-awareness and awareness of how one is perceived by others
Greater knowledge of the values and behaviors of the host or target culture
Greater capability to shift cultural perspective and adapt or bridge behavior in ways that are culturally appropriate to the context
Improved ability to build good interpersonal relationships in the host culture
Greater productivity and task accomplishment in unfamiliar environments
Higher employee satisfaction and psychological comfort living and working in a foreign culture
Decreased likelihood of failed assignments and early assignment returns--representing tremendous costs savings for their organizations