thinking people

what we do : cross-cultural competence : introduction

Two men talking; one saying, 'I just feel you're stereotyping me again...'

As the world becomes smaller so there is a need for many of us to be more effective in the way we interact and communicate across cultures.

thinkingpeople does more than teach people a list of 'do's and don'ts' for working with another culture. We will help you build cross-cultural competences that can be transferred to different cultural contexts.

thinkingpeople believe there is much to learn, and un-learn, if we want to work effectively across cultures. We start by encouraging people to build their awareness of their own personal and cultural values, so that they recognise what they bring to cross-cultural engagements. Only then do we begin to work on understanding the culture of others.

thinkingpeople also provides country specific guidance.

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