Today, knowing how to manage in culturally different business environments is crucial. For business success in the international arena, intercultural competencies are indispensable. But what does it really ask and mean in real life? Should religions also be noticed in making business?
From 10:00am until 11:30am
At Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Auditorium 1st floor,
University of Applied Sciences, Haaga-Helia and Union of Lutheran Parishes in Helsinki / +358 9 229 611Programme Opening Päivi Käri-Zein, lecturer Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Why interfaith work? Heidi Rautionmaa, pastor for interfairth dialogue Case: The opportunities of religious and cultural diversity in working life? Hunderra Assefa, Project Coordinator Monik Commentator: How to meet challenges in International consultation business? Karim Al, student Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences student Dialogue discussions Diversity and multiculturalism from management point of view Ove Uljas, johtaja Mehiläinen Oy The event is a part of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week that is celebrated worldwide This seminar is supported by Ministry of Education and Culture and organized by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Union of Lutheran Parishes in Helsinki. Päivi Käri-Zein, Haaga-Helia lecturer: “It is of utmost importance to meet face to face and become friends with people from other countries in this multicultural, global world. Communication increases understanding – we all need each other to build a harmony in life”. Heidi Rautionmaa, pastor for interfaith dialogue: “As workplaces continue to become more diverse, there is also a need for religious literacy that is for example understanding the role that religions play in the lives of our colleagues. The religious literacy maximises the opportunities and minimises the challenges associated with religion and belief at work.”