“From local workplace to global work webs – The Work Revolution”

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Das Arbeiten in globalen, virtuellen Räumen wird immer wichtiger. Die Technik ermöglicht es heute, unabhängig von Ort und Zeit zu arbeiten. Wir führen seit Januar 2009 virtuelle Seminare durch. Die so genannte Webinare (Web-Seminare) und Telenare (Telefon-Seminare).

Folgende Veranstaltungen bieten wir an:

• Webinar: Global Virtual Teams - das Training für Teamleiter 

• Webinar: Partnerin Across Cultures: Target Culture - interkulturelle Ländertrainings

• Telenar: Partnerin Across Cultures: Target Culture - interkulturelle Ländertrainings

Outlines for virtual classrooms - Global Virtual Teams (5 hrs)


Increasingly, global virtual teams are conducting the operational and strategic work of the business. However, virtual teams have their challenges. This class provides a framework for overcoming those challenges. Best practices enable team members and intact teams to apply the knowledge and skills needed to maximize virtual team performance. This class is a real-life experience of working together in a virtual environment.

Additional resources for participants include tools and templates, an assessment tool and e-learning module, and access to a web site with additional information and resources.  This class is based on the book by Terence Brake “Welcome to the Fun House – Global Collaboration in the 21st Century Workplace.” Terence Brake is an expert on global collaboration and is the author of several books on the subject, including “The Global Leader” and “Managing Globally.” The course was designed and developed by a leading company who has extensive experience of working in multicultural environments and has published a number of books on the subject.


1. Overcoming the barriers to virtual team collaboration

2. Achieving cooperation by developing and maintaining trusted relationships

3. Achieving convergence through a common purpose

4. Achieving coordination by aligning virtual team activities

5. Leveraging the capabilities of individual team members

6. Communicating effectively within a virtual team


Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

Develop trusting relationships across geographies, time zones and cultures

Maintain a clear purpose, direction, and shared set of priorities over distances

Align work through clearly defined roles and responsibilities, tools, and processes

Leverage the knowledge, skills, and experiences of all global team members

Generate shared verbal and written understandings across distances via technology

Maintain a virtual workplace inclusive of value and style differences


This course is intended for virtual team members. It is also beneficial for team leaders to attend this course before attending the course on Leading Remote Teams.


Each participant should complete the online questionnaire (provided by the delivery vendor) before attending the class.     


Outlines for virtual classrooms - Partnering Across Cultures: Target Culture (4 hrs)


Effective cooperation is essential for the success of any company, particularly if managers and individual contributors are separated by geography, time zones and cultural backgrounds. This course provides guidelines and tools for cooperating and collaborating effectively with people from other cultures. The course was designed and developed by a leading company who has extensive experience of working in multicultural environments and has published a number of books on the subject.  Instructors are all very familiar with the target culture of the specific country selected from the list below.

Participants use the online toolkits to prepare for the Virtual Classroom session. They have continued access to these tools facilitator, complete breakout room exercises, and collaborate on the online whiteboard.

Please note that two versions of the Virtual Classroom course are available:

The Multicultural version focuses on general cross-cultural competence, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.

The Target Culture version focuses on how to work more effectively with a specific culture. For this version of the course, select one of the countries listed below.


Avoid common difficulties when working across cultures.

Identify the personal attributes that contribute to developing successful relationships.

Recognize and adapt to cultural differences.

Overcome the challenges of communicating across cultures.

Apply the range of options available for working across cultural differences.

Develop an operational plan for improving personal and/or team performance in a cross-cultural environment.


Managers, team leaders, and individual contributors who need to interact efficiently and effectively with colleagues and partners from a different culture.

Target Culture Options

Select one of the countries listed below for the Target Culture version. If you are interested in a country that is not listed, please enquire. Other countries are available and can be offered if there is sufficient demand.


o Australia is a continent that lies between the Indian and the South Pacific Oceans. It has an internationally competitive, advanced market economy, with both agricultural and manufacturing industries and extensive natural resources. English is the official language.


o Belgium is in the Northeast of Europe. It has a diverse economy including agriculture, tourist and modern industries, and many services, a high skilled labour force and is a strong trading power. The official languages are Dutch, French and German. English is an additional commonly used language.


o Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. It has vast natural resources and a large labour force, with a high degree of literacy. It is South America’s leading economic power and a regional leader. The official language is Portuguese.


o China is in Eastern Asia and is the world’s fourth largest country. For centuries China led civilization in the arts and sciences. The country is currently focused on market-oriented economic development. Official languages include Mandarin and Cantonese.


o France is the largest European nation, a key member of the European Union, and one of the most modern countries in the world. It has a diverse agricultural, industrial, high tech, and tourist economy and is the most visited country in the world. The official language is French.


o Germany is a key member of the European Union and of the European continent’s economic, political, and defence organizations. Germany’s technologically powerful economy is the fifth largest in the world. The official language is German.


o Hong Kong is in Eastern Asia. It became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China in 1997. Hong Kong’s market economy is dependent on international trade. Its service industry has grown rapidly. The official language is Cantonese Chinese.


o India is in Southern Asia and has a diverse economy including agriculture, modern industries, and many services, which are the major source of economic growth. Hindi is the national language; there are 21 other official languages. English is widely used.


o Israel is located in the Middle East. It has a technologically advanced market economy. The official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, which is used officially for the Arab minority. English is the most commonly used foreign language.


o Japan is an island chain in Eastern Asia. Japan is renowned for its mastery of high technology and the extensive cooperation between government and industries. It is a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. The official language is Japanese.


o Malaysia is in South-eastern Asia. Malaysia has transformed itself from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language, but many other languages are spoken including Chinese, English, and Tamil.


o Mexico is in Middle America. Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion dollar class. It contains a mixture of industry and agriculture. Mexico has free trade agreements with over 40 countries. Spanish and various regional indigenous languages are spoken.


o The Netherlands is in the Northeast of Europe. It contains a mixture of high tech industry and agriculture, very strong international trading links and a very high skilled labour force. The official language is Dutch. English is a commonly used language.


o Philippines are in South-eastern Asia. A resilient service sector and large remittances from the millions of Filipinos who work abroad have played an increasingly important role in the economy. Filipino and English are official languages and there are 8 major dialects.


o Romania is in South-eastern Europe. It joined the European Union in 2007. Domestic consumption and investment have fuelled strong GDP growth in recent years. The official language is Romanian.


o Singapore is in South-eastern Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is one of the world’s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links. The major languages are: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Malay, and Hokkien.


o Spain is in South-western Europe. Spain joined the European Union in 1986 and has experienced rapid economic modernization, with one of the most dynamic economies in Europe. Castilian Spanish is the official language and Catalan, Galician, and Basque are official regionally.


o Switzerland is in Central Europe. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labour force, and a per capita GDP larger than that of the big Western European economies. The official languages are German, French, and Italian.


o United Kingdom is in Western Europe and is a member of the European Union. The UK is a leading trading power and financial centre. Agriculture is intensive and highly mechanized. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and business services, account by far for the largest proportion of GDP.


o United States of America is located between Canada and Mexico. It is the world’s third largest country. The USA has a large and technologically powerful market-oriented economy. English is the official language. Hawaiian is an official language in Hawaii.




Ein Telenar ist ein Seminar am Telefon. Mehrere Menschen können an der Telefonkonferenz von verschiedenen Apparaten aus gleichzeitig miteinander trainieren. Alles was Sie brauchen ist ein Telefon! Ihre Teilnahme an einem Telenar ist technisch sehr einfach, günstig, bequem und praktisch. Da die Teilnehmer sich über einige Wochen sprechen garantieren wir eine große Nachhaltigkeit.

Inhalte interkultureller Ländertrainings

·      Sensibilisierung für die eigene und fremde Verhaltensweise

·      Eigenheiten anderer Kulturen wahrnehmen und respektieren

·      Kommunikationsbarrieren erkennen und erfolgreich beheben

·      Information über das Alltagsleben

·      Tipps zur Integration und zum Kulturschock

·      Bearbeitung typischer Verhaltensmuster im beruflichen Kontext, z. B. Führungsstil, Konfliktlösung, Entscheidungsfindung, Teamarbeit, Ablauf von Meetings, Art der Belohnung und Motivation


Reisezeiten werden in Trainingszeiten investiert!

Die Telesnare finden, je nach Land, wöchentlich statt. Die Dauer eines wöchentlichen Telenars beträgt immer max. 1 Stunde.

Neben Übungen, Erfahrungsaustausch, kurzen Vortragssequenzen der Trainer erhalten die Teilnehmer kleine Übungsaufgaben. Somit kann das angeeignete Wissenspaket gleich in der Praxis eingesetzt und getestet werden.


·      Fach- und Führungskräfte, die international arbeiten – lokal und global

·      Die Teilnehmerzahl in offenen Gruppen-Seminaren beträgt max. 5 Teilnehmer

·      Firmen interne Telenare bieten wir ab 2 Teilnehmer an 


Wenn Sie Fragen haben… oder ein Beratungsgespräch wünschen, schreiben Sie uns einfach eine E-Mail oder rufen Sie uns an:  Ihre Ansprechpartnerin ist Susanne Doser; Tel.: 08106-999674 training@aatw.info