Essential factors for successful international cooperation
International cooperation has become an integral part of the day-to-day business of companies, whether it deals about the Outsourcing of IT-projects to India, forming mergers with international business groups or other forms of business relationships. Successful cooperation is sustained by the intercultural competence of the staff who “live” cooperation in their daily work.
The cooperation with international partners can be prepared and optimized professionally through intercultural training and team-development as well as through team and Executive Coaching.
Check-list of the factors that determine the quality of cooperation relationships
- Personal contact
For the successful building of business-relationships and/or successful implementing projects, the ‘chemistry’ between the concerned parties must be right.
- Thorough understanding of current situation
Thorough understanding and knowledge about current situation can lead to effective partnerships.
- Trust and confidence on both sides
Only when the concerned parties have successfully interacted, defined and agreed on common purposes and objectives, can they come into an agreement to work together.
- Knowledge of the country and respective culture
Understanding of cultural differences is the first step towards lasting partnerships.
- Overcoming the language barrier
English, as the standard language to be used, is a major bridging factor in this respect.