Intercultural Competencies & Team Development

Intercultural competence builds on the willingness to question and expand culturally shaped ways of thinking and acting. Working in an intercultural team increases the complexity of cooperation. Teams benefit from an open exchange about differences and similarities. 

I create a space for your learning and reflection.

In a group setting you will learn more about the impact of your own values on intercultural cooperation. We work with concrete case studies and use theoretical models to understand the dynamics of intercultural collaboration. You will have the opportunity to develop, try out and consolidate new strategies for action.

Why the crocodile is interculturally competent

"The crocodile lives in the water, yet breathes the air demonstrating an ability to adapt to circumstances."

Adinkra proverb, Ghana

Individual coaching opens up a space for reflection. You bring in concrete examples from your working life. We develop new ways of thinking and sharpen your awareness of your personal resources and abilities.

How participants decribe their experience:

HORIZONT3000 prepares people for postings in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We see intercultural competence as a very important resource for successful cooperation and mutual understanding. The approach Margret uses has proven its efficiency, because it integrates exercises and role play in a way that raises awareness of the other cultures but also lifts the understanding of one’s own cultural background. Her competence in training methods, her empathy in the group and her social ability enriches the training and makes it one of the highlights of our preparation course.

Director of Preparation, HORIZONT3000

If you are constantly looking for improving and changing your organization, and you are working with people from different cultural backgrounds, you need to learn about ´cultural codes´ and find out your way how to deal with them. At the beginning of a series of 10 face-to-face coaching sessions, I was not convinced that cultural differences are such an important factor to be considered by Managers. Margret Steixner helped me to become sensitive to different 'cultural codes' and to learn how to adjust my leadership style. I recommend 'cultural training' to any Manager who wants to achieve his objectives in different cultural surroundings.

Managing Director CEE, Schnellecke Logistics