International organizations, institutions, and companies

Those who work in international companies, institutions, or organizations (whatever the size) find that their day-to-day work is strongly marked by such phenomena as differing cultural habits, country-specific procedures, and assumptions of authority (sometimes unarticulated).

These 'inter-national' factors play a role in such organizations as multinational companies, NGOs, and arts institutions.

Issues:

  • Style of communication and values
  • Working style and procedures
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Cooperation between branches in different countries

Mediation and intercultural communication can help to shed light on aspects of working together that have hitherto been overlooked. In this process it is important to remain aware of the complexity that is characteristic of any international organization.