DJW members Dr. Rolf D. Schlunze and Silvia Lawrence would like to invite you to contribute to the DJW Working Group "Intercultural Management". In our working group, we aim at discussing various intercultural aspects of working in a Japanese-German business environment.
The DJW Working Group "Intercultural Management" meets once a month, to discuss the topic of intercultural competence. During our meeting in April, we welcome our guest speaker and active member of the working group, Ms. Sabine Krause, to share her experience on "Managing intercultural differences in the business context". Intercultural differences can lead to hick-ups or even deal breakers for a business project. Learning to hear the intercultural dimension of a message and to react to it appropriately is a valuable business skill in any job in the globalised business world. Sabine Krause will talk about this topic from the perspective of a German corporate M&A lawyer and head of Japan desk. Her focus will be best-practice examples tested in her day-to-day work on cross-border transactions in particular for Japanese clients.
In preparation, please dive into your own experience trying to answer the following question:
Have you experienced the following situation: A member of your team or one of your business partners acted in a way that you found strange or inappropriate in the business context and this led to a conflict with such person. Later on you identified that this behaviour was actually the “normal way of doing things” for your team member/business partner.
During our meetings all participants are invited to share their opinion and alternative solutions on these issues. Participants have an opportunity to relate to each other selecting the next speaker themselves. We like to encourage everybody to contribute with their own experiences bettering our intercultural competence.
You can join the meeting by clicking the link on Workspace Intercultural in our Networking Hub or sign up for this event above so that you will receive the link to enter via e-mail.
Please notice that once you are part of DJW you can freely join our meetings and/or communicate with other members in our workspace Intercultural Management. Explore the benefits of a DJW membership and join us as a member.
Prof. Dr. Rolf D. Schlunze and Silvia Lawrence
DJW Working Group Intercultural Management