Bridging the US/Israel Cultural Gap

Israelis and Americans conduct business in quite different fashions. Understanding the cultural gaps and their manifestations in the two countries’ business worlds goes a long way in improving business relations between the two.

The workshop focuses on:

  • Case studies of real-life business situations
  • Recorded interviews of Israeli and American employees who work with people from the other culture and have shared their personal experiences with us

Who is it for?

  • Companies or individuals with clients or colleagues in or from the US
  • Companies or individuals planning to relocate to the US

Training topics include cultural aspects such as:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Direct and indirect styles of speech
  • Oral and written dialogue
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Writing e-mail (including sample letters)
  • The need to be heard
  • The meaning of “urgency”
  • Small talk
  • Dress code
  • Diplomatic words and constructive feedback
  • Working according to a work plan
  • Role-playing scenarios
  • Dealing with cultural differences in a practical way

Article in YNET: “Cultural gap between the Israeli culture and the American culture” »