“Working Effectively with Japanese Colleagues/Partners”
Wednesday 28th March 2007
- Understand Japanese culture in the workplace
- Learn how to best communicate with Japanese people
- Increase your efficiency and effectiveness
“I found your course extremely useful in my work with our Japanese clients and in preparation for my Japan trip last February. The trip’s success gained many new Japanese clients, leading to Babel recently recruiting a dedicated Japanese project manager.” Anna Sjöström, Director of Console Sales, Babel Media
- Japanese communication style and how it relates to different European communication styles
- Why Japanese people tend to be vague and indirect – and how to interpret what they mean
- Why Japanese people don’t give a lot of feedback
- Overcoming the language barrier
- How Japanese society and companies are changing
- How decisions are made in Japanese organisations
- Why Japanese people avoid risk
- How to get your ideas accepted by a Japanese organisation
- How to make meetings with Japanese people more effective
- How to build strong working relationships with Japanese people
- How to behave appropriately at meals and other social situations
- What to keep in mind if you travel to Japan for business
- What most bothers Japanese about the Europeans they work with
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do Japanese take so long to make decisions?”
- “Why don’t Japanese give clear instructions?”
- “How can I tell a Japanese person that I disagree with them without offending them?”
- “What’s the best way to get my contacts in Japan to answer my questions more quickly?”
- “Why do Japanese fall asleep in meetings?”
- “Why do Japanese work such long hours – do they expect me to too?”
Europeans who work with Japanese usually have many questions, but no good place to get the answers. This seminar is a golden opportunity to get your questions answered by an expert in the intricacies of Japanese business and society.
The training will also feature explanations of proper Japanese etiquette for meals and social activities.
Cecile Buckenmeyer (Senior Consultant, Japan Intercultural Consulting Europe)
28th March 2007 (Wednesday)
Manchester Conference Centre
Manchester M1 3BB
(5 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station, which is 15 minutes from Manchester International Airport)
Registration 9:00 a.m.
Seminar 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Japanese style lunch included
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