To respect my friend and colleague, I should know his culture and values.Eva Gáboríková as a consultant and trainer leads workshops focused on understanding intercultural work differences, overcoming communication barriers and resolving cultural conflicts. In Europe, the USA and Asia, she works with companies from different industries that have multicultural project teams and customers from different cultures.
Eva helps companies discover the potential of their employees, build multicultural teams, support diversity strategies and develop new solutions for customers who expect to understand their cultural personality.
Eva is the author of many articles and professional web profiles that offer practical advice on professional intercultural cooperation, business negotiations and management. As a consultant from practice, she shares her experience with entrepreneurs and companies at conferences and events of chambers of commerce. Her recommendations, case studies and practical overviews of cultural differences are available at www.evagaborikova.eu.
Today, each of us faces the challenges of intercultural cooperation and communication. However, it is important that we are aware of this and are willing to take action. If we expect others to understand us, we lose the chance for job success, pleasant and effective cooperation with other colleagues and personal development.
To respect my friend and colleague, I should know his culture and values. Everything begins with respect. And that is why I was very pleased to have the opportunity to get involved in a project that prepares young people and their future colleagues to build positive intercultural relationships. Relationships that are based on respect and the initiative to "be successful together" and learn from each other.
As an intercultural consultant, I work with leaders who have several years of experience in working with other cultures. Despite their rich experience, the first days in the new culture are devoted to its intensive knowledge. They realize that understanding the cultural peculiarities of the local business culture is the starting point and communication with the team, setting strategies and ways of cooperation will depend on it. And this is important for each of us, whether we work in an international company in Slovakia or become a member of a multicultural team abroad.
Foreign companies pay close attention to intercultural training because they know that intercultural differences have a decisive influence on their success in international markets, the "well-being" of their employees and their competitiveness. Today, people and their cultural software are the most important potential of any business. And if a company does not prepare its employees to cope with cultural differences, they lag behind business partners and customers in international negotiations and projects, who know how to use cultural "know-how" to their advantage.
Due to its history, Slovaks have great potential to assert themselves in a multicultural world. It is important that we know how to use our cultural peculiarities correctly and contribute to new beneficial intercultural projects.
Go to the intercultural preparation project for Erasmus students.