The Cultural Navigator: Customised, enriching benefits

The Cultural Navigator is designed for integration into the suite of talent management tools to provide a well-rounded learning experience. The user interface is easily personalised to a specific individual’s needs. Users are guided to areas that prioritise global strategies for improved performance and increased cultural agility.

Virtual teaming

Enhanced collaboration through self-awareness building and cross-cultural communication training can result in more effective working relationships across an organisation’s worldwide locations.

Communicating and collaborating

Connect easily to local and global colleagues with the social media components embedded into the Cultural Navigator, and leverage different work-style preferences to improve intercultural communication and collaboration in your organisation across geographic and functional boundaries.

Relocation

Enable and maximise today’s mobile workforce to quickly adjust to new cultures and work environments by enhancing awareness and understanding of the underlying local customs and traditions that inform how people live and work in the host country.

Diversity and inclusion

Understand the impact of diversity in the workplace, and leverage individual contributions to foster creative problem-solving and maximise innovation.

Cultural Orientations Indicator: Understand the impact of culture

The COI assesses a user’s work style and cultural preferences. The resulting recommendations can serve to bridge cross-cultural communication gaps, leading to strengthened business relationships and successful initiatives. The assessment is organised into three dimensions: Interaction Style, Thinking Style, and Sense of Self. The report generates instant results and features valuable tools such as audio debriefs to aid with application of the findings. The report includes recommendations for further learning including learning paths, activities and resources based on the user’s cultural preferences. The COI is available in over 10 languages. Learn more about COI.

Guided Learning Paths

Learning paths are at the core of the Cultural Navigator experience and provide a customised strategy to improve the user’s intercultural communication agility by:

  • Connecting to material relevant to their needs in a linear series of steps
  • Previewing activities and estimated completion time within a learning path
  • Tracking progress and resuming their learning from the last completed activity when convenient
  • Receiving learning assignments from their organisation as pre-work for upcoming programs or in alignment with organisational initiatives
  • Accessing recommended online enrichment opportunities through eLearning modules, articles, podcasts, and videos on topics of interest

Discover the key features of Berlitz Cultural Navigator

  • Personalised user experience connects users to the content most relevant to their business needs
  • The Cultural Orientations Indicator (COI) identifies cultural preferences and how they impact the user’s work
  • Customised search options allow users to quickly connect to colleagues and follow subject matter experts
  • Access to exclusive content and features specific to an organisation
  • Integrates a user’s organisational data and learning initiatives
  • Optimised for smartphones and tablets

Country guides: An abundance of relevant resources

Country guides deliver a wealth of original research into cultural norms and management customs to provide users with rich knowledge about their country of interest. Users can learn to effectively connect with colleagues abroad by educating themselves on the target cultures of their business partners, colleagues and stakeholders.

When a user has completed the COI and virtually visits a country via the Cultural Navigator, they will receive an alert on the right-hand side of each country page that displays the potential cross-cultural communication gaps they may experience when working with people from the country. Selecting the gap alert will launch a detailed chart organising those gaps by dimension.

Country guides also provide information on the current time and weather for selected cities in each country, providing a means by which users can initiate conversations and organise meetings with their international counterparts.

TMC, The Cultural Navigator, The Cultural Orientations Indicator and all TMC products and services are components of the Berlitz GLT (Global Leadership Training) integrated solutions suite and are Trademarks and/or the intellectual property of Training Management Corporation.