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Working Effectively with Japanese Colleagues, Partners and Clients 27th July & 3rd August 2021 14:00-17:00 CEST

We have reworked our perenially popular Working Effectively with Japanese Colleagues, Clients and Partners 1 day workshop into 2 half days, to maximise online interactivity and discussions.

The sessions will cover all the questions you’ve ever had about working effectively with Japanese colleagues, clients or partners:

  • Japanese communication style
  • Why Japanese tend to be vague/ indirect – how to interpret what they mean
  • Why Japanese don’t give a lot of feedback
  • Overcoming the language barrier
  • How to confirm whether you’ve been understood correctly
  • How decisions are made in Japanese organisations
  • Why Japanese people and companies avoid risk
  • How to get your ideas accepted by a Japanese organisation
  • How to make meetings with Japanese people more effective
  • How to build strong working relationships with Japanese people
  • How to behave appropriately at meals and other social situations
  • What to keep in mind if you travel to Japan for business
  • What most bothers Japanese people about the Europeans they work with

Part 1 (Tuesday July 27th 13:00-16:00 BST/14:00-17:00 CEST)

  • Roots of cultural differences, Japanese history, education system, ethnicity
  • Your positives and challenges of working with Japanese colleagues/partners
  • Group orientation and individualism – poll, case study, bridging strategies, break out groups
  • A closer look at traditional Japanese companies – HR, hierarchies, pressures to change

BREAK

  • Process vs result orientation – poll, case study, bridging strategies, break out groups
  • Risk propensity – poll, case study, bridging strategies, break out groups
  • What to do when things go wrong

Part 2 (Tuesday August 3rd 13:00-16:00 BST/14:00-17:00 CEST)

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication – poll, case study, discussion, bridging strategies, break out groups
  • Communication and conflict resolution style – poll, case study, discussion, bridging strategies, break out groups

BREAK 

  • Decision making style – poll, case study, discussion
  • Communication tips
  • Etiquette tips
  • Wrap up and review

It will be facilitated by Pernille Rudlin, Europe, Middle East and Africa Representative of Japan Intercultural Consulting.

Places will be limited to 12 people to ensure maximum interactivity and networking opportunities.

Please register and pay here (EventsFrame)

Note: Direct competitors of JIC and their employees are not allowed to enroll in this seminar.