AbstractWith the increase of demand of the global market, it has found several business managers work in different countries other than their native countries. These managers encounter a lot of challenges which they can conquer successfully in case they prepare adequately through cross cultural training. Research literature that deals with cross cultural training tries to expound on various approaches used which may include the affective as well as cognitive, psychomotor approach and the training of the language. The study therefore follows qualitatively deep interview approach with define order that analyses the effective use of cross cultural training in the form of language training.
Furthermore, it emphasizes on key recommendations with regards to cross cultural program and their effects on cross cultural competence (Patton, 1990). IntroductionDue to increase in international economies, it has led to expansion of multinational corporations which has increased the mobility of human capital across the world. Therefore in order for most of multinational corporations to remain competitive in the market, most of them depend on getting the right personnel who are competent in managing businesses globally. Cross cultural working in different surrounding is usually challenging and may include problems such as the inability to understand the language, difficulties in adjusting to native culture and lack of adequate knowledge about the local culture.
These factors therefore contribute to failure of expatriates thus one has to stumble on the way out in dealing with these challengesConsequently, cultural learning, being acquainted with differences in culture and to have knowledge on cross cultural mode of communication is essentials of expatriates’ executives so as allow them to fit into the new environment and allow them to conduct global assignment.
However, the competencies which are required are acquired over a long period of time. Since most MNCs operate in diverse cultures, it has to deal with the diversity of cultures therefore this becomes a matter of concern in dealing with all sorts of cultures. In order be effective in working with different cultures, here is a need to recognize its norms, associated values, beliefs and patterns of behavior and learn them. Better understanding of the native language of a visited country requires one to be fully aware of local culture including the language in order to increase the performanceLiterature ReviewObjectives of Cross Cultural TrainingAccording to the research carried by Caligiuri (2005), it is evident that cross cultural training is aimed at assisting employees to live a comfortable life hence increasing their adjustment to diverse cultures and increase their understanding abilities thus appreciating the several cultural approaches.
With the concern of the high rate of failure of expatriate and increase in failure costs as well as their effects on MNCs, Bennett(2000) has given out some recommendations in order to foster expatriate’s success and reduce the rate of failure.
He argue that training programs in charge of diverse culture ought to be modified in such a manner that will help the assigned carry out the following: change management in form transition of personality and professionalism, responsibility, management in within a diverse environment and cultural difference management.