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Cultural Navigator

Delivers an engaging and powerful learning experience through an innovative platform that has been designed to leverage the diversity of stakeholders, partners, and workforce for maximum performance.

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Cultural Navigator | An instrument for enhancing communication in management

Berlitz Cultural Navigator is a management tool that helps individuals and businesses navigate cultural differences effectively. With the increasing interconnectedness of the world, it has become important to understand and manage cultural differences in both personal and professional settings. Developed by Berlitz Corporation, a global language education and cultural consulting company with over 140 years of experience, the platform offers valuable insights, tips, and strategies to help users build cultural competency, manage cross-cultural relationships, and achieve their goals in diverse environments.

The platform is designed to help individuals and organizations develop cultural intelligence, which is the ability to recognize, understand, and adapt to different cultural norms, values, and behaviors. It is based on the latest research in cultural psychology, anthropology, and communication studies and is tailored to the specific needs of users from different backgrounds and industries.

One of the platform's key features is its user-friendly interface, which allows users to access a wide range of resources and tools from any device with an internet connection. It includes interactive quizzes, case studies, and simulations to help users build their cultural competency in an engaging way.

The platform also offers access to a global network of cultural experts and consultants who can provide personalized advice and guidance on specific cultural challenges. Its online community forum allows users to connect with peers from around the world, share their experiences and insights, and learn from each other's perspectives.

Overall, the Berlitz Cultural Navigator platform is a valuable resource for anyone looking to develop their cultural competency skills and succeed in today's globalized world. Whether you are a business professional, a student, or a traveler, the platform can help you navigate cultural differences effectively and achieve your goals in diverse environments.

Cultural Orientations Model
Cultural Orientations Model

The COI, or Cultural Orientations Model, is an online self-assessment tool that offers a dependable evaluation of an individual's cultural inclinations. Its purpose is to connect cultural differences, resulting in improved business relationships and accomplished ventures. The evaluation consists of three categories: Interactive Style, Thinking Style, and Sense of Self.

Individuals receive instant access to their results in an easy-to-understand report that includes interactive features like audio debriefs and scenarios to help them apply the insights to their work situations. The result can also be compared against the individual's organization, function, and teams to recognize potential cultural challenges. The report includes recommendations for Learning Paths, activities, and resources based on the individual's cultural preferences. The COI is available in over 10 languages.

The COI assesses users' work styles and cultural preferences to bridge communication gaps and strengthen business relationships. It analyzes three dimensions - Interaction Style, Thinking Style, and Sense of Self - to provide instant results and recommendations for learning paths, activities, and resources based on the user's cultural preferences. The report features tools such as audio debriefs to aid with the application of findings. The COI is available in over 10 languages.

Cultural Orientations Indicator

Learning paths are at the core of the Cultural Navigator experience and provide a customized strategy to improve the user’s intercultural communication agility by Connecting to material relevant to their needs in a linear series of steps Previewing activities and estimated completion time within a learning path Tracking progress and resuming their learning from the last completed activity when convenient Receiving learning assignments from their organization as pre-work for upcoming programs or in alignment with organizational initiatives Accessing recommended online enrichment opportunities through eLearning modules, articles, podcasts, and videos on topics of interest.

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Customized Benefits

  1. Virtual teaming: Enhanced collaboration through self-awareness building and cross-cultural communication training can result in more effective working relationships across an organization’s worldwide
  2. Communicating and collaborating: Connect easily to local and global colleagues with the social media components embedded into the Cultural Navigator, and leverage different work-style preferences to improve intercultural communication and collaboration in your organization across geographic and functional boundaries.
  3. Relocation: Enable and maximize today’s mobile workforce to quickly adjust to new cultures and work environments by enhancing
    awareness and understanding of the underlying local customs and traditions that inform how people live and work in the host country.
  4. Diversity and inclusion: Understand the impact of diversity in the workplace, and leverage individual contributions to foster creative problem-solving and maximize innovation.
  5. Country guides deliver a wealth of original research into cultural norms and management customs to provide users with rich knowledge about their country of interest. Users can learn to effectively connect with colleagues abroad by educating themselves on the target cultures of their business partners, colleagues and stakeholders. When a user has completed the COI and virtually visits a country via the Cultural Navigator, they will receive an alert on the right-hand side of each country page that displays the potential cross-cultural communication gaps they may experience when working with people from the country. Selecting the gap alert will launch a detailed chart organising those gaps by dimension. Country guides also provide information on the current time and weather for selected cities in each country, providing a means by which users can initiate conversations and organize meetings with their international counterparts. TMC, The Cultural Navigator, The Cultural Orientations Indicator, and all TMC products and services are components of the Berlitz GLT (Global Leadership Training) integrated solutions suite and are Trademarks and/or the intellectual property of Training Management Corporation.