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Understanding the local values of Indonesians and Enhancing your team performance! Intercultural Understanding for Japanese Expats (Focus on Indonesia)

November 29 2017 (Wed)
Jakarta, Indonesia


"The manager's work is common everywhere in the world; however, how to accomplish it depends a great deal on local traditions and culture" - Peter Drucker

Do you sometimes unconsciously expect your Indonesian colleagues follow your Japanese values when you work with them? In order to enhance your team performance and prevent valuable staff from leaving, it is necessary to understand the local values of Indonesians. It is also important to manage and resolve problems caused by different values, and to understand how to motivate Indonesians. In this seminar, you will learn about the 6-D model, which is a tool for understanding different cultures and how it relates to business. Working with a trainer who has been living in Indonesia for 14 years, you will learn effective communication techniques for frequently encountered problems in the workplace. (You will also understand cultural values of other ASEAN countries, which will help you when doing business in those markets.)

  • Business will change when you understand cultural differences
  • Powerful tool to understand cultural differences 「What is a 6-D Model?」
  • Grasp the results of the WEB Test (Culture Compass) in order to understand and resolve frequently encountered problems.
    ※ You need to do the online Culture Compass test before coming to the seminar.
  • Learn how to communicate with Indonesians in common everyday situations.

「6-D Model」 and「Culture Compass」

The 「6-D Model」is a method based on the research of Professor Geert Hofstede, a world-renowned expert in cultural differences and organizational culture. This method provides a systematic approach to understanding the key underlying factors that influence culture.

<6 Dimensions To Understand Cultural Differences>
  1. Power Distance (High vs Low)
  2. Collectivism vs Individualism
  3. Masculinity (Tough) vs Femininity (Kindness)
  4. Uncertainty Avoidance (High vs Low)
  5. Pragmatism (Pragmatic vs Normative)
  6. View towards life ( Indulgence vs Restraint)

"Culture Compass" is an assessment based on the 6-D model. It allows you to objectively see the difference in values among yourself, the average Japanese, and the average Indonesian. The diagnostic report will point out potential problems due to differences in values, and provide guidance on how to build better relationships in business with staff, business partners, and customers.


  • 小林 千絵 Chie Kobayashi

    Chie Kobayashi JAC Recruitment Indonesia Managing Director

    After graduating from Kobe University’s Faculty of Education in 1992, she worked in Japan for Suntory before been transferred overseas. She continued her studies in cross-cultural communication at a Danish national university while working as a Japanese teacher at a Copenhagen business school, and later at LIA University in Indonesia. She joined JAC in 2003 and became Managing Director in January 2016. As a representative of JAC Indonesia, she has worked with many leading multinational Japanese and non-Japanese firms on local recruitment and has helped them address a wide range of cultural issues. Internally, she manages staff from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and many other countries. She is keen to share the lessons learned from her own cross-cultural experience with seminar participants and other training colleagues.

  • 勝 幹子 Mikiko Katsu

    Mikiko KatsuCICOM BRAINS
    Director/Senior Consultant

    After graduating from the Foreign Language Faculty of Sophia University and Hitotsubashi’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, she worked in recruitment and training at an electrical manufacturer. She then developed mobile phone alliances for a Japanese venture software company. Making use of her overseas experience in Denmark, Spain, UK, and Korea, she is now focusing on training Japanese staff dispatched to emerging countries. Recently, she has expanded her efforts to include training local Indonesian staff.


November 29th, 2017 (Wed)
※Application Deadline: November 20th, 2017

Sahid Sudirman Center 56 F, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 86, Jakarta

Admission fee
IDR 1,500,000 + VAT (10%)※Regarding tuition payment, we will send you a separate invoice after applying.
Payment deadline: November 24, 2017 (Fri)
Contact:Mikiko Katsu, Debby Li
TEL: +81-(0)3-5294-5576

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