GIST Training Unit 5: Company Culture

Traditionally viewed as a sector that relies on handcrafted and manufacturing processes, the furniture industry has embraced new technologies in the last years. Thus furniture companies have to keep up with the increasing technological transformation – a challenging task for organisations and requiring personnel with skills they never had before.

Under this context, GIST strengthens those key skills and competencies through the development of a novel training e-course to achieve the basic competencies for SMEs to reach the status of bionic enterprise.

LU16: Innovation Uptake 

Taking risks can sometimes bring great results. In module LU16, you will learn how making changes to structures or implementing smart solutions can improve business management need not create a drastic situation for any company if best practices in business innovation are followed.

LU17: Leadership 

Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide employees, followers or other members of an organisation. In module LU17, you learn the difference between the terms leadership and management and the key leadership competencies. 

LU18: Intercultural Mediation 

Intercultural mediation is a methodology that looks beyond language, culture and political barriers to find a common understanding of ethics and improve a person's ability to mediate between colleagues and between his/her own cultural understanding and the understanding of other people. In module LU18, you will learn how to effectively use intercultural mediation to make business and life more creative and dynamic.


Who is it for?

Civil Society - Citizens
Construction Industry Players
National & Regional Authorities

To help SMEs acquire the fundamental skills required to achieve this "Bionic Status," GIST creates cutting-edge training materials. It has a special emphasis on businesses in the furniture industry, a sector where the fourth industrial revolution had not yet made a significant impact.

The project's primary target audience is SMEs in the furniture and associated sectors, as well as national and regional authorities and civil society.

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