No matter who you are or where you live, what
nation or culture you come from, you will need to recognize one
very important truth when you do business with colleagues in other
Other people - although they may dress like you,
speak your language, or even work for the same company - may not
be "just like you."
When you do business with companies in other
countries, you are not just staying in a different hotel, eating
a different meal, and meeting in a different office. You are entering
someone else's world, and you need to understand it - the history
of its people, the rules the culture runs by, and the way they
view the business process.
Understanding does not come overnight. It will
only come with the preparation, effort, and an open mind that the
Cross-Culture Tour Game is designed to provide.
Are you a sales manager setting up distribution
A service representative working with overseas
colleagues to set up new systems?
A manager helping to run an overseas subsidiary
or open a new manufacturing plant?
your position, if you are interacting with people from other cultures,
you need to know something about them. The Cross-Culture Tour Game
can be an essential first step in that process.
Playing the Cross-Culture Tour Game
This fast-paced, interactive training program
is more than a game - it can help your international business
team get started on the right foot. It will help build the interpersonal
and business skills of any employee who is working with colleagues
from other countries and cultures.
The Cross-Culture Tour Game is easy to play,
and can be played by groups ranging from 3 to well over
100 players. We've even run it for a group of 250 international business staff
from the US Postal Service.
The Game is typically played in groups of 3-8.
You can determine the winner by progress or by time, making it
a flexible tool for long or short sales meetings or training sessions.
The rules encourage the players to discuss the issues raised by
each game card, and to reflect on how they will fit into new situations.
The game includes a playing board, player pieces,
dice, and a Basic Card Set with more than 500 questions in four
categories. Special Card Sets are currently available for more
than 20 specific countries or regions.