Self-estimation of Intercultural Competencies: Advantages of 21st Century Trainings!

Nina Dziatzko, Christopher Stehr, Franziska Struve
2018 International Journal of Innovative Business Strategies  
The ongoing globalization of businesses, cultures and interactions makes the increasing need for managers with global skills and intercultural competencies obvious. Whereby the demand for welleducated young people is rising, international business schools and providers of intercultural trainings are confronted with the need to satisfy the expectations of the business. At no point in history the opportunities for young academics have been so broad as they are today. At the same time the
more » ... nts to meet job descriptions are getting more and more unspecific and in some cases, they seem to be unreachable. The applicants are wondering, if they have the right abilities to succeed. But do companies know what skills their employees really need? Do they for example name intercultural competencies in job advertisements in an international or global context? The answer is: most of the time they don't. But what can students do proactively before applying for a job operating in an international context? And what can the company do if they have highly skilled people with a lack of intercultural competence? Most of the time the answer is: Just do an Intercultural Training. But therefore the Intercultural Training has to be effective. This research aims to evaluate different types of Intercultural Trainings to find the most effective way of teaching and training intercultural competencies -from a practical perspective.
doi:10.20533/ijibs.2046.3626.2018.0023 fatcat:dqcsnwrmjjbtxjoosbxt5n4mpe