Business & Cultural Training

Our Training Gives You the “Know” and “How” of Effective Korean Business

According to Steven R. Covey in his landmark book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.” The rest of our site is dedicated to the “doing”, but first you’ve got to know the “what” and “how”. Our business and cultural training are all about putting the “know” and “how” into your business interactions with Koreans.

Or course, our ever-growing Business Education Center contains various free resources for self-training in various areas about Korea and Korean business and we recommend that you take full advantage of this section. But online learning can only take you so far and our training services described here will help your company maximize the “knowing” of your business in Korea and with Koreans.

In-Country Small-Group Mobile Orientation

Imagine learning about the Korean financial industry while standing across the street from the Korea Stock Exchange? How about discussing Korean business etiquette over tea at a traditional Korean tea shop in Insadong? Would it be interesting to find out about recent Korean political history in the very spot where the current Korean president Myung-Bok Lee was inaugurated in early 2008 or to sip coffee at the headquarters of the mighty LG Group while listening to how Korea emerged from post-war destitution to become the 10th largest economy in the world? Suppose you could visit the new Songdo City under construction near Incheon to see the future of Korea’s face to the world or sit down with a business professor at Hanyang University near Seoul to ask him anything you want about Korean business practices and reality.

In-Country Small-Group Mobile Orientation (ISMO) is a service term coined by Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. to describe a unique program we offer foreign executives stationed in the Seoul area or visiting Korea on business to help them orient quickly to life in Korea, understand key areas of Korean culture, society and business, enjoy a delicious meal off the beaten track, visit the places that have made modern Korea what it is today and also have a good time doing it!

  • In a one-day session customized in advance based on your unique interests, Steven S. Bammel, president of Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. takes 2-3 non-Korean executives to key locations in and around Seoul, training and teaching them about various areas of Korean business, culture, society, politics, and history. Clients find that this “out-of-the-box” approach to training not only helps in learning and increases the impact of this new knowledge… but also takes them far out of the tourist and expatriate loop to show the real Korea in memorable detail.

Scheduling is limited so contact Steven today for details on this exciting training opportunity!

Workplace Cultural Training Seminar

Effectiveness in a multicultural workplace means more than just getting along and tolerating others. It also requires learning to communicate with proper business etiquette, understanding what motivates those of the other culture and gaining insight into ways of working together that maximize business effectiveness. Whether you are located in Korea or North America, if you have groups of Koreans and non-Koreans working together, then this training will help your Korean staff understand and interact with non-Koreans and your non-Korean team members work with Koreans more effectively, as well as enhance the prestige of your company and encourage trust and confidence.

  • Reach your objectives in Korea by making sure everyone on your team understands how to do business in a bi-cultural environment that involves Koreans! This training, generally conducted as one- or multi-day group sessions at your workplace, can reopen the lines of understanding in your company.

Contact us for details.

Korean Business Case Study Workshop (Currently Under Development)

The mighty #1 and #2 global retailers Wal-Mart and Carrefour failed miserably in the Korean market but one UK company is a leader of the Korean discount retail sector. Would you like to know who they are and why they are a runaway success? Is it interesting to know that while GM is losing ground in North America, they are a top seller in Korea? Foreign companies dominate the MLM market and Koreans can’t get enough of certain foreign products.

  • In a one-day on-site workshop, Steven S. Bammel, president of Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc., will use a case study approach to introduce clients to foreign companies who have succeeded in the Korean market. Based on a core curriculum of five Korean studies taught at Hanyang University and translated into English by Steven himself, key points are brought out through PowerPoint presentations, worksheets and group discussion that systematically introduce crucial concepts of Korean business practice. Whether attendees have been in Korea for ten years or ten days, this one-of-a-kind workshop will deliver valuable insights about business in Korea that will pay off for years to come.

We look forward to bringing this training program to you in the future.