What are Simulations?
CulturesCrossing.com simulations create fictional,
but fact-based, scenarios. Participants
play the roles of American and international
businesspersons and negotiators, based upon
biographical and behavioral information
provided to them in a role-play booklet.
The role-players must act within corporate
and character guidelines and cultural constraints
while working toward specific business objectives.
The business scenarios
and the individual character roles are based
on a synthesis of different but real
business, cultural, and political situations
that have occurred in the recent past.
Each simulation has been
tested and run with at least two different
testing groups. Cultural, country and business experts
have edited and verified the credibility
and realism of each simulation.
The objective of each
role-play simulation varies, but the basic goals
remain the same. Participants should learn
the value of:
- Listening actively
- Adapting communication,
interpersonal and business skills to the
context of another culture
- Framing disagreements
in a way that does not end dialogue
- Redefining what
Above all, the simulations
create no predetermined heroes, no predetermined
fools and no predetermined outcomes.