An Experiential Exercise in Cross-Cultural Training


  • Thomas H. Gunter


The Global economy of today requires that businesses transport work forces to new and unfamiliar areas creating a cultural shock phenomenon that should be lessened as much as possible. Several methods of aiding managers as they attempt to train workers for this change are discussed and a method involving role-playing and the possible evolution of a society are offered as possible solutions to the problem itself. A question and answer session format is provided to enable interested trainers to utilize this exercise in a classroom environment.