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Forget the Lederhosen and other Germanic stereotypes. Today’s Germany is a vibrant multicultural society where not recycling your trash will bring a rebuke for dirtying the environment from your neighbors quicker than you can say Umweltverschmutzung. With over 200 kinds of bread you won’t go hungry if you can find a bakery, but you could find it a little tough going if you attempt to work with, for, and around Germans whose work style tends to emphasize educated thoroughness and taking things a step at a time, carefully and logically — at least if that is not your style. Is this a paradox in a nation that has produced great poets and expansive dreams? We will leave that for you to find out through this game. 



Eric Lynn is a British and Canadian dual-national. Having lived and worked on 4 continents and, following 8 years in Asia, he returned to Europe in 2012. For more than 30 years, he has been working worldwide as an Organisation Development Consultant, Facilitator, Coach and Provocateur for Cultural Integration, Change and Leadership, whereby the primary focus is on (Re-)Shaping Workplace Culture. Professional principle: Good Purposeful Work with Good People. He works in both English and German.


Dr. George Simons diversity pioneer, editor of the diversophy series of learning games, has synthesized the learnings of close to half a century of intercultural research and best practice into succinct and understandable game form that will start you and keep you sharing with the people about you in today's multicultural world of global enterprises. Look for fun and fascination as you learn from one of the masters in the field of intercultural consulting and training.


Ulrike Dobmeier. Having grown up in Germany, Ulrike has since then lived in several European countries, working as a project manager with culturally mixed teams and in international companies. She speaks German, English, French and Dutch. She now lives in France, where she teaches German and facilitates intercultural trainings in a business context, thereby benefiting from her studies in social and cultural sciences and further education as an intercultural trainer as well as her passion for the issue of intercultural communication.


Torben Schanz has been specializing in transformation processes in the service sector for 20 years. He draws his knowledge from 10 years of management experience gained within international organizations as well as in the general management of a medium-sized company. Building on his leadership studies at the St. Gallen Business School and his further education as a systemic coach and team counselor, he is driven by his enthusiasm for everything revolving around people and leadership. Furthermore, he is a speaker, trainer and sparring partner for employees in middle management.


Silke Riegler. Born and raised in Germany Silke is a business communications and intercultural trainer based in Munich. An eclectic mix of university students and business clients gives her the possibility to draw on her business experience and training, as well as on her passion for the English language and culture.  Having lived on the East coast of the United States for many years, she has personally experienced various forms of culture shock and immersion into a different cultural orientation system than her own. She can now draw on this experience when working with her students.

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