Type of cross-cultural training
Statistics shows that the biggest reason for failed overseas assignments is the inability to adapt to the foreign culture.
Family A is being sent from the U.S. to Japan to do business for company B. Mr. A has been selected because he is competent in his field, but nothing prepares him for the culture shock that he and his family will go through. Statistics
shows that the biggest reason for failed overseas
assignments is the inability to adapt to the foreign culture
Relocation training aims to build realistic expectations and build skills, so that the expatriate can be more effective on a professional and personal level. Often there are two components to the programs: "Living in ..." and "Working in...". The former looks at social values and attitudes in everyday life, the later at the differences in corporate culture, business communication, ...
Often special components are added for the non-working spouse (social life, coping with unemployment) and for children (daddy, all my friends live in the US, why are you ripping my life apart?).