INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION CONSULTING
Intercultural communication consulting… or how to reach out across borders ?
Whether you are a private business or a public sector body, only looking for generic intercultural advice, a more in-depth analysis focusing on a specific target market, or even training on international communication or how to work with an interpreter, we, at Ecosse Connection, can create a bespoke solution that meets your needs. The world can definitely be your oyster if you get its language and culture !
The COVID crisis, BREXIT and globalisation are three of the most pressing reasons why you might seek advice on cross-cultural communication for your business.
The local knowledge you need in the post-Covid era.
The current health situation with the Covid-19 pandemic has put many activities on hold and slowed down the economy. Still, the need to exchange goods and services has not disappeared overnight. It might therefore be a good time to invest in a new market to expand your customer range. We believe so and we can help you with this. Along with our team, we have local knowledge in many countries across Europe, an expertise we can devote to supporting you in setting up in a new country and identifying a new customer base.
Maybe you were planning on reaching out to a new market before the start of the health crisis, but you are not so sure about it now? Do not hesitate and get in touch with us, we will be with you all the way and offer our support and advice. From local knowledge about the legal system of the country, to helping you reach the right clientele, or evaluating the risks for your company. Everything we do is with you and tailored to your needs.
So, please get in touch to discuss your project and get some advice.
Brexit… so what?
On June 23rd 2016, the UK narrowly decided to vote in favour of leaving the European Union, a decision that took many by surprise. Since then, despite many plot twists, there is still overwhelming uncertainty as to how things are going to pan out in future. If you are a company that usually does business with continental Europe, this situation has to be worrying. We do not have all the answers, no one does, but thanks to our excellent local knowledge of European languages and cultures, we will be able to keep abreast of policy and regulatory developments in order to guide you through the complex way forward. Ecosse Connection Ltd partners are based on either side of the Channel, in Scotland and the Loire Valley respectively, and this local grounding is an excellent starting point to help your company come out on the other side of Brexit with the best possible outcome.
Trust us with your project and we will make sure to guide you every step of the way so that you may retain and strengthen the links you value with the rest of Europe.
What if…the world could be your oyster?
Increasingly, BRICS nations are thought to become some of the most dominant economies in the world and the Middle East is considered a significant investment area for the UK and the EU. These are only two of the trends that may make you look toward potential markets beyond Europe for your goods and services. However, the challenge is how to approach, understand and link up with these markets. At Ecosse Connection, we can help with knowledge about the targeted markets (see The local knowledge you need in the post-Covid era) but also, and crucially, with international communication. Why is it so essential to work and communicate effectively across languages and cultures? Put simply, because that is the key to building successful relationships. If you are able to recognise cultural differences in doing business and cross-cultural communication styles, you will readily adapt to diverse working methods worldwide as well as avoid (costly!) misunderstandings.
As a local authority, a not-for-profit organisation or a consultant, you may wish to strengthen links with culturally diverse communities within your country, or to establish links with counterpart bodies based in other countries, for example to build an international project or network, a knowledge exchange partnership, or encourage cross-border mobility. Ecosse Connection can assist you with any of these initiatives.
You have a robust rationale and basis for a project, be it the creation of a European network in your specific field of operation, the setting up of a twinning agreement, or anything else, but you need help identifying or liaising with potential partners.
We, at Ecosse Connection, can guide you through these processes thanks to our extensive experience in leading and contributing to European and International projects, as well as a wide range of contacts at national and international levels.
This constitutes the substance, and rationale, for many cross-border partnerships as it is understood that comparable institutions and organisations operating in different parts of the world have much to learn from each other in terms of their structures, processes and practices.
Whether you wish to join forces in order to carry out and share the results of research relevant to your field of operation, or simply identify and disseminate best practices through your networks, we can help you define your project and find the right partners with the required technical expertise.
Call us for guidance if you are an education institution looking for partners, at home or abroad, in order to exchange pupils/students and teaching staff, or if you need help in sourcing companies or organisations that will make apprenticeships and placements available to your students or trainees.
We can also be of help when it comes to international recruitment or the organisation of mobility schemes for your staff.
For specific activities
However specific your enquiry, and even though it does not appear to fit into any of the above categories, we believe we have the skills required to help you find answers to intercultural questions. We can help you find partners in specific technical domains, and we can offer advice and training on how to interact with culturally diverse groups. We can take your staff through our bespoke technical language courses so that they are familiar and at ease with in house technical jargon wherever in the world they may be seconded to. In short, you can be assured that we will work on a bespoke solution that meets your technical needs.
So get in touch and tell us about your project, we will be happy to assist you with it!