Intercultural Training Israel
Concept of the Training
Responsible for Concept and Realization
Employees that are preparing for a long-term work stay in Israel or that cooperate with Israeli partners/clients/companies/authority
- Obtain knowledge about Israel and the specific challenges of business manners
- Feel confident considering the cooperation with German/ Israel partners
- Sharpen sensitivity for the particular character of the German-Israeli relationship
Course of the Training
short presentation of the participants and the trainer; discuss expectations of the participants; present the objectives of the training and agree about them
"What do we think about Germany/ Israel and the typical life in this country? What do we know and what do we just think we know?"
Presentation of the patterns of thought among the participants: similiarities and differences, problems, judgments and prejudices
History and self-concept
Living in a conflict
Overview of current economic and social developments
Germans, Jews, Israelis - a particularly difficult relationship
Discussion and Evaluation
Scrutinizing the findings and comparing them with own views.
Social codes and their background:
greeting manners, form of address, use of titles, hierarchy importance
perception of time and space
short role plays:
"Hallo, mein Name ist Yaniv."
"Shalom, my name is Helmut."
"Ich bin nicht zufrieden mit unseren Fortschritten" or "Gefällt Ihnen der Ablauf unserer Kooperation?"
“I am not satisfied with our progress“ or "Are you happy with the way things are running?“
Evaluation and discussions about different norms and signals: styles of planning and organization, rate of communication, density of communication networks, chains of reaction, flows of information, decision-making
Daily life in Israel/ Germany:
Shopping, invitations, eating and drinking, holidays, intercourse with officers, habits and traditions, presents, behavior according to sex
Questions and answers:
"What have I learned about myself?"
"Which kinds of strategic behavior have I got to know?"
End of the event