Cultural Awareness and Bias

Green-Jakobsen 16 minutes

It is important to develop cultural understanding to improve communication across cultures during work and off-work time aboard. Further, understanding cultural differences & similarities as well as reaching a cultural self-awareness level to help the crew avoid and manage conflicts caused by multi-culturalism.

This course explains the importance of understanding the meaning of culture and defines stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Moreover, it provides the general guidelines and techniques for analysing, as to become more aware of your own and other cultures.



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Green-Jakobsen

Green-Jakobsen A/S is a maritime consultancy offering ship owners, operators, ship management companies, and maritime entities a unique combination of skillsets that encompasses all aspects of managing the human element in shipping. With a compass as its emblem, Green-Jakobsen’s team sets a firm course for you by analysing, diagnosing, and then improving the safety mindset, leadership, and human resource performance of your people onshore and at sea. We do this by using our combined decades of experience with proven, custom-made programs fitting your company culture that focus on the human element to improve performance and ultimately your bottom line. By balancing industry know-how with out-of-box thinking, we transform strategy into daily work by using tangible tools which we co-design with you, implement alongside you on board and in the office and then measure how effective we have been together. Green-Jakobsen specialists accompany you every step of the way - they are your guarantee.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 16 minutes
  5. Intended for: All maritime professionals, especially officers and team leaders.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of OCIMF Human Factors Approach