Free consultancy – Working with the Japanese

Planning a business trip to Japan or working with the Japanese? Meet Azumi Uchitani, our leading Japanese senior executive consultant and TEDx speaker. We are pleased to offer you one hour of free coaching with Azumi to leverage your business in Japan. [Read more…]

Vacancy – Trainer Poland

Akteos Netherlands, based in Amsterdam since 2013, provides training, coaching and consultancy for companies that operate internationally. The focus is on recognising and exploiting cultural differences (inter-cultural communication management training). Our consultants are specialists in their field, and deliver out training courses worldwide. At this moment Akteos is looking for a :

freelance trainer Poland

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Vacancy – Trainer India

Akteos Netherlands, based in Amsterdam since 2013, provides training, coaching and consultancy for companies that operate internationally. The focus is on recognising and exploiting cultural differences (inter-cultural communication management training). Our consultants are specialists in their field, and deliver out training courses worldwide. At this moment Akteos is looking for a :

freelance trainer India

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Vacancy – Trainer Turkey

Akteos Netherlands, based in Amsterdam since 2013, provides training, coaching and consultancy for companies that operate internationally. The focus is on recognising and exploiting cultural differences (inter-cultural communication management training). Our consultants are specialists in their field, and deliver out training courses worldwide. At this moment Akteos is looking for a :

freelance trainer Turkey

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Open training Working with the Dutch

It can be challenging; working and dealing with the Dutch. The Dutch have their own ways and expats bring their own cultural values and behaviour patterns. We believe that intercultural awareness is the key to success in an international business and a training can be helpfull for a successful career in the Netherlands. [Read more…]

Leading Conversations: 5 Ways to Manage Language Skill Gaps in the Workplace

“What are you going to do to compensate me for 10,000 malfunctioning intercom systems my company bought from you?” I barked at the Spanish business executive seated across the conference table from me. In my role as actor in a training simulation, I had been venting my complaints to him about his lousy products for the past 15 minutes, and I was not planning to leave the meeting empty handed. [Read more…]

One day workshop

Dealing effectively with cultural differences in a professional working environment

In one day, learn to effectively deal with cultural differences between you and your foreign business partners or colleagues during the workshop Dealing effectively with cultural differences in a professional working environment organised by Akteos Netherlands. This workshop provides you with tools to be more successful in an international working environment. [Read more…]

So close and yet so different: Getting the most out of your business meetings with Germans

National culture and company culture have a much bigger impact on meetings than many people think. Do you have good, or perhaps even advanced English skills? Great, that will certainly make your life easier. Is that all you need to know? Certainly not. International meetings deserve much more focused attention than they normally receive and require a different skill set to national meetings. [Read more…]

Culture: The secret ingredient to excellent service quality in hospitality

If there is a place where customers pay special attention to the quality of the service they receive, it is in the hospitality industry. As such, not surprisingly, hotels invest a significant amount of time and money into training their employees fairly sophisticated soft skills such as anticipating guests’ needs, paying individual attention, service when promised or the ultimate objective of exceeding guests’ expectations. [Read more…]

Virtual meetings – Showing your face

Virtual meetings – Show your face

Imagine a much anticipated business meeting. After weeks of preparation, you are about to give an important presentation to an international team of colleagues.

Although everyone recognizes that their participation in this meeting is important, some strange things are going on. Five of the twelve team members are wearing identical bags over their heads. Two members of the team refuse to identify themselves at all, and sit with their backs facing the group. One person has come to the meeting wearing his pajamas while another member of the team did not show up and nobody knows how to get in touch with her. The meeting proceeds anyway as planned, but you are left with a queasy feeling afterwards. Were they really listening to my report? Did we all agree on the next steps? Do I actually know who was there?
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