Presentation on theme: "Using the DIQ in one-to-one cross-cultural trainings with expats"— Presentation transcript:
1Using the DIQ in one-to-one cross-cultural trainings with expats Space left for the user to fill in [name, position, organization, address].By Marianna Amy Crestani
2Overview The world of global mobility Steps 1 – 6 : culture is…; filling in and scoring; meaning of the colors; profiles; connecting colors; resultsSome spontaneous connectionsBehind the DI – Human Factors AS Norway
3The world of global mobility Core areas covered during a cross-cultural training with expats:Cultural Self-AwarenessUnderstanding Cultural DifferencesCountry Specific InformationIntercultural communicationAdjustment issuesDealing with changeAction planBUT... How can we effectively break the ice, create rapport and position the training at a deeper level than a list of dos and don’ts?
4Step 1: culture is…. AFFINITY GROUP EXAMPLES National German, Italian, British, FrenchRegionalNorthern/Southern Italy, Vicentino / Venetian, Veneto/LombardiaGenderMale and FemaleSocio-economic classRich and poor, middle classPoliticalSocialist, LiberalEducation LevelSecondary school, graduate,PhDReligionCatholic, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, JewishAgeDifferent generationsPhysical abilityDeaf, blind, wheelchairSexual orientationGay, lesbian, bisexualOrganizationalOrganization that you work forFunctionalHR, Project Management, Information Systems
5And… PERSONALITY CULTURE HUMAN NATURE Specific of individual – INHERITED AND LEARNEDSpecific to group or category LEARNEDUniversal – INHERITED
7Step 3: meaning of the colors When you think of blue what are the very first things that come to your mind?‘Have you ever noticed what colour dress code is generally used in more formal organizations or professional contexts?’‘And what do formal organizations remind you of’?
8Step 3: meaning of the colors ‘And what about the colour green… what are the first things that come to your mind when you think about green?’‘What comes with life and evolution?’
9Step 3: meaning of the colors ‘And what about the colour red… what are the first things that come to your mind when you think about red?’‘And what do heart, passion and fire have in common?’
10Step 4: profiles from the dominant to the non dominant ones Blue – structure and processes of organizations – logical thinking, communicating with a purpose, rationality;Green – life and evolution – creativity, imagination, big picture;Red – heart and passion – emotions, interaction, getting energy from being with other people.
11Step 5: connecting colors What are the main features of the other colour groups?How do the other colour groups see you?How do you see the other colour groups?What tips would you give to the other colour groups to successfully interact and work with you?What should you within your dominant colour group be careful of if you ‘have too much of it’?Space left for the user to fill in [area of current application].
12Step 6: closure Stress 3 important points: Both in a professional and in a non-professional context we need all 3 colour-profiles.These 3 colour-profiles contribute to the creation of a new concept of culture where national differences are overcome by colour commonalities.Self-awareness of when we are more Blue, Green or Red is of fundamental importance for an international assignment.
13Some spontaneous connections ‘I am a project manager… therefore I really see myself in the blue description’;‘I am from Latin America… therefore I understand why my dominant colour is red’;‘I work in marketing.. therefore I need to be green’;‘I am a woman…and I now understand why I more ‘red’ in my home and more ‘blue’ at work, etc…
14Behind the Diversity Icebreaker Human Factors AS An international management consultant company specializing in teams, leadership, cultural diversity, communication, project leadership, and measurement instruments since 1993Practitioner as well as academically orientated.Open Innovation ModelOpenness and Generosity – the core valuesRed, Blue and Green established as categories for communication in 1995DI Questionnaire emerged in 1997, the version in use unchanged since 2005The classical seminar pattern emerged in 2003
15Behind the Diversity Icebreaker Human Factors AS – contact Human Factors AS, Norway DiversityIcebreakerNetworkon LinkedInDiversityIcebreaker –Internationalon FacebookNote: link to the Human Factors AS website is under the HF logo in the right-down corner; link to the DI homepage is under the logo in the left-down corner Both LinkedIn and Facebook logos link to relevant social network pages.