Thursday, December 6 • 9:35am - 10:30am
Culture Transformation Through Talent Diversity―Curating a Culture of Innovation for High Performance in L&D

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Organizations often focus on systems and process changes. Trompenaars Hampden-Turner’s philosophy respects and in fact reinforces such change programs by focusing on the leaders who drive the change, the culture they envision and represent by walking the talk, and how the change affects the people in the organization. This practice-filled workshop session will be led by Fons Trompenaars, one of the Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers and 2017 inductee to the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.

This session will start with a plenary of Fons introducing the four-step approach to shaping and building cultural transformation, followed by a workshop session allowing you to work in a dynamic setting of small teams. This session will enable you to put a culture change process in the context of realizing business objectives and solving business issues, greatly enhancing results.

The objectives of the workshop part of the session will be to enable you to:
  • Understand how cultural factors influence your job performance and that of your colleagues.
  • Gain insights into concepts and models for understanding cultural differences.
  • Understand the influence of cross-cultural differences on team performance and build effective work relationships across cultural boundaries.
  • Develop practical skills, strategies, and competencies for effective cooperation and synergy in multicultural and virtual team settings.
  • Explore how national culture interplays within the dynamics of organizational and corporate culture.
  • Understand the Reconciliation Methodology, using examples and cases to illustrate people and change management through addressing the tensions resulting from different value orientations.
  • Apply Reconciliation Methodology to current participant dilemmas.

You’ll leave this session with:
  • Insight into the cultural differences between and aspirations of the various entities.
  • Awareness of the business and cultural dilemmas.
  • A tool—Dilemma Reconciliation—to bridge and take advantage of cultural differences.
  • Ability to replicate this in other situations moving forward.
  • Tools to improve communication across corporate and national cultural differences.
  • A printout toolkit detailing a step-by-step process of what you learnt during the workshop.

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Fons Trompenaars

Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, World Expert in Corporate Culture and Organizational Effectiveness
BackgroundFons Trompenaars studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures. He experienced cultural differences... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 9:35am - 10:30am
Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, Riyadh, KSA