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Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Dealing with Cultural Disparities in the German and US Workplace

May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

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Culture matters! Failed international projects or mergers have cost billions because the players were not aware of their cultural differences. This even applies to cultures that seem, at first sight, very similar to the United States and Germany.  In this presentation, you will learn specifically how cultural factors affect our communications and relationships at work between Germans and US Americans. Even if you’ve lived a ‘double life’ in both cultures for years, this deeper look at our mutual perceptions as well as differences in work style and corporate culture may be useful.


– Cultural Perceptions

What do Germans think of Americans? What do Americans think of the Germans? What do we think about ourselves?

– How to build profitable business relationships

Comparing corporate work styles between the US and Germany; communication style differences; business planning differences

– American and German approaches to diversity in the workplace

Relevance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in both countries; hat matters in DEI; different perceptions of diversity; German reactions to current events in the U.S. and their effect on business


Andrea Breidenbach

Cross-cultural Trainer
Facilitator & Coach

Wolfgang Jockusch

Director / Senior Trainer
at Diversity Webinars


Jim Jiao

Managing Partner at Transatlantic Investment Partners
Vice-Chair and Regional Chair San Diego at GABA SoCal


FREE for Members, $10 Non-Members

May 19, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
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