Motivating and rewarding a Multicultural Team – A Gugin Cross-Cultural course module

2 days (12 Hours) excluding breaks – 1 facilitator – 18 people Maximum

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Who is " Motivating and rewarding a Multicultural Team " aimed at?

Motivating and rewarding your team is vital for their performance. When managing a culturally diverse team, it’s essential to expand your toolkit and techniques. This module is designed for individuals who are either currently managing a diverse team or seeking to enhance their skills in this area.

What will you learn?

In this module, you will learn how to motivate and reward a multicultural Team. We are all different and we feel motivated by different factors depending on our cultural preferences. If we want to leverage the full potential of our team we have to differentiate how we motivate and reward each individual. Factors that serve as a motivation factor for one person can easily serve as a demotivation factor for another. For instance, some people feel motivated by high, perhaps unrealistic expectations, while that might very well serve as a de-motivation factor for others. Some are motivated by money, others by more intrinsic factors like appreciation, freedom, recognition, team affiliation etc. If we are de-motivated by something it cannot be compensated by for example more money. So we have to learn how to reduce the de-motivating factors. That alone is a challenge – in a multicultural team, it requires a new way of thinking.

he workshop will be facilitated in such a way that the participants’ experiences will be blended with the academic content presented by the facilitator. There will also be individual reflection exercises when each participant is developing his or her action plan for change in order to become more culturally intelligent.

It is a prerequisite for attending this course module that you have completed Introduction to Cultural Intelligence and Advanced Cultural Intelligence, as we use the learnings and methodologies from these courses. With the cultural intelligence you have from these two courses you will learn how you can apply these tools as a global middle manager so that you can benefit from having a culturally diverse team. 

Which topics do we cover?

  • The psychology behind motivation and rewards.
  • Assessing your team and its diversity with respect to multicultural motivation and reward factors.
  • Creating a motivation model for your team.
  • The multicultural feedback process.

What to do next?

After having completed the “ Motivating and rewarding a Multicultural Team ” course it is time to practice. Practice what you have learned so that you get the concepts and tools under your skin. After a while, you can have a look at some of our other, more specialised cross-cultural course modules. We can also offer you just-in-time online coaching so that you can get the help right when you need it. Learn more about the online cross-cultural consulting here

Why should you choose intercultural training from Gugin?

From we started the company in 2001 we knew we would need an engine that could keep us ahead of the competition and constantly deliver world-class consultancy and training. The world is constantly changing and we need to change with it and ideally develop services that address the agenda of tomorrow. Gugin stands on 3 pillars: Consulting, Training and Research. They fuel each other with great ideas for innovation and service development. When, for instance, we are helping a company with corporate cultural change we might discover cross-cultural issues, we haven’t seen before. We then research it further and find a great solution to the client and we can upgrade our training portfolio.

So you will NEVER experience us using 50 years old research, like Hofstede’s cultural dimensions that promote cultural stereotypes based on nationalities. In fact, our research has shown that these stereotypes don’t exist and that if you are promoting stereotypes like “the french are like… and the Canadians are like…” you will just create more conflicts.

In everything we do, we focus on how you can synergies from the cultural diversity and our approach is generic. Bringing different nationalities together is no different from bringing different companies, different professions, different age groups or different sub-cultures inside a company together. All our training gives you a generic tool for leveraging cultural diversity, no matter where it exists.

We develop generic cultural intelligence you can use everywhere

About Gugin Training Modules

All our corporate training modules are designed as intensive, interactive learning modules. You can combine the training modules almost as you like. They can also fit into your existing training programs or corporate university curriculum. We also have longer, more in-depth courses. Please see the complete list of standard courses we offer. We also design a lot of specialised training and coaching programs together with our clients if the existing courses don't meet the needs.

Prerequisites for attending

The attendees are expected to have personal cross-cultural experiences that include having been in situations where they were uncertain about what to do because they were outside their cultural comfort zone.


You will organise the venue - everything included - and manage the participants. Gugin will provide instructor and course material. Gugin can also be a full-service course organiser, but usually, our clients want to organise the practicalities themselves. You can invite 12 people to each course module.

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