The Cross-Culture Tour Game is designed to help
players understand the history, social rules, and business methods
of other countries they may be doing business in. It is a fast-paced,
interactive board game that can be played by 3 to 8 players.
Every business traveler should know something
about the country they are visiting - its history, people, and heritage.
It helps you make conversation, learn more from the experience, and
is a sign of respect for those you are meeting.
In the Cross-Culture Tour Game, as in real life,
getting the facts is a key first step before you can move on to
more complex issues.
Who uses the Cross-Culture
The Cross-Culture Tour game is being used by
companies, government agencies and universities worldwide to help
sales, service and management employees prepare for doing business
with other cultures.
Organizations using the Cross-Culture Tour Game
include manufacturers, service companies, and consultants from
electronics, telecommunications, entertainment, pharmaceutical,
construction, governmental, educational, hotel, automotive, consumer
electronics, marine engineering, and many other industries. They
also include government agencies sending representatives to other
countries, and universities training students for international
What can I learn
from the Cross-Culture Tour Game?
The Cross-Culture Tour Game can help your international
business staff improve their understanding of clients, partners
To Avoid Mistakes
Social issues form the backbone of any culture. People in different countries
conduct their lives in different ways - which color flowers to bring? which
hand to shake? how to address your colleagues? who speaks first? It is far
better to know the rules than to risk offending anyone.
To Plan the Right Business Strategy
Once you understand the basic facts about a culture, and something about its
social rules, you are ready to do business. But when does yes mean yes? When
should you raise the issue of payments? How are commitments followed through?
In order to get the best results, you need to know how business is done in
your partner's culture.
Reduce Business Risks
Knowing the rules is one thing. Being prepared for the little things that can
go wrong is quite another. There is risk in all business relationships, and
there is risk demonstrated in the Cross-Culture Tour Game, too. These situations
help you recognize the things that can go wrong, and help you develop a keen
insight into how to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances.