Intercultural training Egypt

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Practical expertise for a successful collaboration with your Egyptian business partners

Egypt, located in the north-east of Africa is an economically significant country regarding its international trade relations which are mainly influenced by its history and culture. In the Arabic world, Egypt is one of the most influential countries in terms of developments in culture, Arabic literature as well as media. Moreover, Islam and Christianity affect business significantly.

Egyptian society has learned to integrate both religions. Particularities such as a divergent weekly schedule or religious festivities need to be taken into consideration when collaborating with Egyptian business partners.

Learn more about the way of working with Egyptian business partners and improve your intercultural competencies when dealing with Egyptian customers, suppliers, colleagues and employees by enrolling for our Intercultural Training Egypt.

CultureWaves offers background knowledge and practically oriented recommendations for Egyptian day-to-day business to you and your employees.

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

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

What you can expect from our Intercultural Training Egypt

By completing the training participants will:

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

Intercultural Training Egypt – possible content:

Understanding Egypt

Self-perception and perception by others

  • Thousands of years old history, geopolitics, philosophy and economy shape today’s business life and its challenges in the society
  • Changing perspective – look at contemporary developments from a different perspective and thus gain a deeper understanding the business mentality of your Egyptian employees and colleagues
  • Reflect on your perception of Egyptians and the influence of your own culture on your actions in the intercultural context

Communication with Egyptian business partners

  • Feedback conversations – How do I give feedback to employees, colleagues and even superiors without offending them?
  • Conversations with Egyptians – Preferred small talk topics and the role of silence during conversations
  • How does the Arabic language influence the communication with business partners?
    Special challenges of employing interpreters, translators and the use of English as common foreign language

Meetings, team and project work

  • Working in a team and project cooperation with Egyptian colleagues and business partners – what to take into account
  • Methods to support individuals and teams
  • Culture-sensitive organisation and facilitation of virtual and face-to-face meetings

Leadership

  • Power distance and the meaning of hierarchy in Egyptian enterprises
  • Prevalent leadership and management styles
  • Training and instructing Egyptian employees successfully

How to behave in critical situations and in case of crisis

  • Criticising and responding to criticism
  • Reading between the lines – understand implicit communication

Presenting and negotiating in Egypt

  • Communicating ideas and persuading Egyptian business partners
  • Meeting expectations of Egyptian audiences
  • Frequent attitudes before and after negotiations among Egyptians
  • Presenting results and implementing decisions efficiently
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Business trips – tips and recommendations

  • Business trips to Egypt – tips for your stay
  • Behaviour regarding invitations and business lunches – appreciated presents

Summary of key learnings

Wrap up and practical recommendations for working with Egyptian colleagues and business partners.

Do you have specific needs?

According to your current needs and business-specific challenges to collaborate with Egyptian partners successfully, CultureWaves includes the mentioned topics and training methods into your customized Intercultural Egypt Training.

Intercultural Training Egypt – How, where and for whom?

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

Intercultural Training Egypt – methodological approach

CultureWaves offers behaviour-oriented trainings which are characterized by focussing on participant’ needs, interactive approaches and practical relevance.

Our approach comprises background information to develop a deeper understanding of business mentalities, interactive group exercises, up-to-date videos and graphic footage. Further included are work on case studies in groups, discussions and reflections as well as practice-oriented recommendations for your business success.

If you are interested please feel free to contact us!

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

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

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About CultureWaves

Since 1999, CultureWaves supports companies in their international business as well as in processes of change and internationalisation.

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