Intercultural training Austria

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Build and deepen your relationship with Austrian business partners and develop your intercultural competencies through our Intercultural Training Austria. Please feel free to contact us!

Through our Intercultural Training Austria you will optimise communication with your Austrian business partners for an improved collaboration.

Austria, an industrial nation located in the heart of Europe which distinguishes itself by economic progress, security and quality of life. Since 1955, Austria is a member of the United Nations, a founder of the OECD and member of the European Union since 1995. The national economy primarily benefits a lot from international tourism as it is worldwide known as a unique and beautiful destination.

Extend your intercultural competencies and deepen your understanding of the Austrian mentality through our Intercultural Training Austria. We offer background knowledge on Austria and practice-oriented recommendation for a successful long-term cooperation with your Austrian business partners.

Learn more about Austrians and how to deal with Austrian customers, suppliers, colleagues and employees by enrolling in our Intercultural Training Austria.

CultureWaves offers background know-how and practice-oriented recommendations for working with Austrian business partners to you and your employees on site or virtually..

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Austria Training to your specific needs!

What you can expect from our Intercultural Training Austria

By completing the training participants will:

  • sharpen their perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • understand the impact of cultural values on people’s behaviour, communication and work style
  • gain a better understanding of Austrian society and traditions as well as their impact on work life
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  • anticipate what behaviour may confuse Austrian business partners and gain a deeper understanding of their reactions
  • be able to adapt to Austrian everyday life more effectively
  • understand which competencies are important to operate with intercultural sensitivity
  • know helpful strategies to communicate successfully with Austrian business Partners

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training Austria to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email Or just use our contact form.

Intercultural Training Austria – Possible content:

Understanding Austria – Self-perception and perception by others

  • living and working in Austria: tradition faces modernity
  • the influence of geopolitical, historical and societal developments on Austrian business mentality
  • the importance of history and its impact on relations with other European countries

Communication with Austrian business partners

  • indirect and direct communication styles
  • the importance of status and titles in the Austrian business world
  • the balancing act between traditional business plans and innovative, risky projects
  • making contact and using titles properly in Austria: addressing formally or informally
  • the business language: Austrian German accent and its characteristics

Meetings, team- and project work

  • the relevance of punctuality and organisation for your Austrian colleagues
  • challenges and pitfalls when working with new colleagues
  • the right appearance in meetings
  • how to better understand and interpret the behaviour of your Austrian colleagues


  • preferred leadership styles in Austria
  • your role as a manager: leading Austrian teams successfully
  • feedback and criticism
  • initiating decision-making processes in an Austrian business context

How to behave in difficult and challenging situations

  • how to deal with conflicts – and save the face of your negotiation partner
  • showing patience during decision-making processes
  • allow discussions and reaching consensus
  • taking the Austrian sense of identity into account
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Presenting and negotiating in Austria

  • smooth proceedings with your Austrian business partners
  • creating presentations for an Austrian audience: agenda, content, structure and visualisation
  • methods to encourage a productive exchange of ideas

Business trips – tips and recommendations

  • travelling to Austria – expected forms of behaviour and taboo topics
  • Austrian „cosiness“ and hospitality

Summary of key learnings

Wrap up and practical recommendations for working with Austrian colleagues and business partners

Do you have specific needs?

CultureWaves tailors the Intercultural Training Austria according to your current needs and business-specific challenges.

Intercultural Training Austria – How, where and for whom?

  • customized to target group and specific topics
  • for employees of all levels, professionals and leaders
  • individual or group training
  • face-to-face or virtual
  • on-site or off-site

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training Austria to your specific needs!

Intercultural Training Austria – methodology and approach

CultureWaves offers behaviour-oriented training which is characterized by focussing on the participants’ needs, interactive approaches and practical relevance.

Our approach comprises background information to better understand business mentalities, interactive group exercises, and up-to-date videos and graphics. Participants are given an opportunity to work on case studies, participate in group discussions, and reflect on what they have heard. In addition, we provide you with practice-oriented recommendations designed to help your business success.

If you are interested please feel free to contact us!

We are looking forward to write an offer for you or to answer any remaining questions.

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About CultureWaves

Since 1999, CultureWaves has helped companies to manage important business relationships, as they open up and develop new in their international business as well as in processes of change and going international.

Our team of more than 120 experts offers consulting, coaching, training, workshops, key-note speeches and process support for international businesses and their employees worldwide.

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email Or just use our contact form.

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