Intercultural intelligence conference held in city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 7 July 2019

Leaders today must possess a mental mobility and flexibility to not only appreciate but also adapt to diverse mindsets, communication methods as well as working styles prevalent around the globe, said Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe-Institut), Mumbai Intercultural Management (South Asia) head Vaishali Karmarkar.

Pune: Leaders today must possess a mental mobility and flexibility to not only appreciate but also adapt to diverse mindsets, communication methods as well as working styles prevalent around the globe, said Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe-Institut), Mumbai Intercultural Management (South Asia) head Vaishali Karmarkar.

She was speaking at a meet on the topic ‘Intercultural Intelligence and Global Mobility’ held in the city recently. It was organised by the Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB), Mumbai, in association with the Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai. 

Underlining the importance of working in an increasingly transnational and transcultural business environment, Karmarkar said, “The MMB is in a unique position to tackle challenges posed by an intercultural world by offering intercultural awareness training, along with business communication language courses.” 

Marja-Einig from the German Consulate, Mumbai was the guest of honour. Mira Dalvi of the IGCC was present. 

Eminent guests Freya Barua from Talent Development in the Culture and Language Initiatives from TCS, MTU India Engineering and Research director Dr Arnee Schneemann and Hoffmann Quality Tools director Ulrich Öfele made presentations on the topic of discussion based on their expertise and experience in the corporate world.

The audience gained insights through interactions with the experts on the common perceptions and realities of virtual communication, people and process integration in an Indo-German context and challenges faced by Indian companies seeking to set up business in Germany and German companies in India.

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