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On-line workshop with BALAJCZA – “Effective online meetings – what to pay attention to when planning a meeting in a cross-cultural environment”

Tuesday, 19 July 2022
11 am-12 pm

Business meetings in a cross-cultural environment present quite a few challenges. The way a meeting is conducted in Japan is different than in Brazil, for example. Communication styles vary from culture to culture, as do ideas about authority and hierarchy, which only increases the risk of misunderstanding between members of different cultures during business meetings. Therefore, online meetings in a cross-cultural environment require a special approach and adequate preparation. When hosting a meeting with people from different cultures, consider the different needs and approaches of your colleagues.

If online conferencing with people from different cultures is part of your everyday life, I invite you to our upcoming meeting. We will talk about the impact of cultural diversity on business meetings.

During the meeting you will find out:

  • How does cultural diversity affect business meetings?
  • What challenges can arise when meeting people from different cultures online and how do you deal with them?
  • How do different communication styles affect the meeting?
  • Representatives of which cultures conduct meetings according to the agenda?
  • Is small talk always welcome to start an online meeting?
  • How do different cultures approach time?
  • Do authority and hierarchy influence the meeting?
  • How can you prepare well for an online meeting?

Different cultures’ approaches to the concept of time will be discussed by:

Magdalena Żymełka – coach and advisor. She has been involved in soft HR, in particular its key processes such as: onboarding, job descriptions, employee assessment, appraisal interviews for managers, goal setting, talent management, and employee engagement surveys.

She has international experiences:

14 years in the design, implementation and evaluation of global onboarding programs, product training, e‑learning programs, as well as in Talent Management projects in an international organization.

She has worked with people from the areas of: EMEA, APAC and AMER (Poland, the UK, Estonia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, the USA). She worked and lived in the USA and the UK.

She managed the Learning & Development team in an international company employing over 2,000 employees. Together with her team, she supported the development of employees by helping them discover their talents and develop their skills. Currently, she shares her managerial experience with managers in a training room and remotely, conducting training for business on topics such as: improving managerial skills, First Time Manager, team management, including dispersed teams, managing generations in the organization, conducting effective meetings, building effective teams, change management, the culture of management by values in the organization, the culture of feedback, effective team communication and intercultural communication.

She has completed a total of 6,000 hours of training, both in the classroom and remotely. She conducts training sessions in Polish and in English.

The meeting will be held in Polish.

To confirm your participation, please contact:

Timea Balajcza, spotkania@balajcza.pl
tel.: +48 601 913 446

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