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Training “How to work with the Dutch?”

Understanding Dutch work culture

Understanding how Dutch people communicate and behave is essential when working and living in the Netherlands. This course will help you recognise the influence of Dutch culture and effectively adapt your own communication as needed.

The influence of Dutch culture on communication

Working with Dutch people can sometimes be confusing. Are they being rude, or just direct? What about the Dutch “flat hierarchy”, which sometimes appears to be not so flat at all? And how does the Dutch decision-making process (The Polder Model) work, when everyone is asked for their input and opinion in meetings?
Understanding how Dutch people communicate and behave is essential when working and living in the Netherlands. When you are more aware of your own communication style, and how you may come across to others, you can adapt and anticipate accordingly. This leads to more pleasant collaboration.
In this training, we will discuss the differences in communication styles between different cultures and the Dutch. On top of that, we’ll break down how you can learn to adjust your communication and presentation style to various cultural settings.

Practical:

4 weeks training
Workload indication: 1.5 to 3 hours per week.

  • Online pre-course task (personal cultural profiler and intake questionnaire)
  • 2 x 2 hour of virtual classroom training with a trainer + final 1-hour virtual classroom session with a trainer
  • 6 hours self-paced e-learning

For this training, participants need an academic level of thought (≥ HBO) and an intermediate language level of English (≥B1).

This “How to work with the Dutch?” training costs €699.

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