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cross-cultural training - MANAGEMENT FRANCE

international management – cross cultural training FRANCE (1 day)


professional environment and values

1.    Economic and social environment
•    The intricacies of a medium-sized economic power
•    France and EU: economic integration and decision-making
•    Business environment: public authorities, unions, etc.

2.    French values at the workplace
•    Leadership and structure of the elite: ENA and polytechnics, the so-called “grandes écoles”: the concept of hierarchy
•    “Knowledge is power”.  Skills vs. qualifications?


Communicating effectively with the french

3.    French forms of communication
•    Unsaid, implicit, affirmation refusal or direct refusal
•    An aspect of informality in the relationship: what message does it send?
•    The personal pronoun “Tu” (informal “you”) does not always bring you closer; the personal pronoun “vous” (formal “you”) does not necessarily add distance
•    The French are deductive: “the art of the dissertation”: where synthesis can be implied
•    Etiquette and socialisation in business: colleagues, the importance of lunch, coffee breaks, etc.

4.    At the workplace
•    Organisation of working time
•    Image sensitivity
•    Speaking. The importance of participation... with panache
•    Private life, professional life: French practices


Managing teams and projects


5.    Management practices and tools
•    French conception of autonomy and duty at the workplace
•    Rules and the so-called “Système D”: when to follow them and when not to
•    The French manager: an alchemist? Hierarchy and personal relationships
•    Teamwork: between individualism and collective mindset
•    Meetings and decision-making: practical aspects and stakes
•    French quality and ingenuity

6.    Operational applications
•    Advice when starting a job
•    Action plan