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Workshop / Lecture:

Cultural Codes of Israeli Innovation

Designated workshop / lectures for enhancing China-Israel collaboration


  • China and Israel share not only diplomatic and commercial ties, but deep friendship and respect, as two ancient nations.

  • Still, with all our similarities, our cultures and organizational cultures are significantly different, requiring much learning and adapting in order to successfully collaborate.

  • In order to effectively communicate and collaborate, it is essential to first understand Israel’s cultural footprint and bridge cultural gaps.

  • Expectation management, and understanding why and how Israeli interact, can significantly enhance the engagement and lead to a better outcome.

  • Israel is a vibrant, modern country, known for its groundbreaking, cutting-edge technological innovation, and Israelis are widely engaged in the international arena.

  • Israel is, therefore, a wonderful platform for learning and adapting superb management methodologies, and organizational concepts which can enhance productivity. 

Tailor-made for Chinese audiences, this program lays out the blueprints of Israeli culture and organizational culture, in order to bridge and bypass cultural gaps, enable better communication, and enhance collaboration between Chinese and Israelis.  

  • Better understand Israel and Israelis in order to overcome cultural barriers and enhance dialogue and collaboration.

  • Significantly reduce tension, improve the process and the outcome of the interaction.

  • Learn and adopt superb management methodologies, and organizational concepts which can enhance productivity.

  • Leverage cultural attributes to gain a competitive advantage, such as improving negotiation posture.

  • Fundamentals - organizational culture as cultural DNA.

  • How Jewish history forged and influenced Israel’s cultural identity.

  • Israel’s strategic environment, defense strategy and implications for cultural interaction.

  • National symbols and codes, and how they influence organizational culture.

  • Religious and social challenges within the Israeli society.

  • The Palestinian-Israeli conflict - history and future prospects.

  • Cultural derivatives of size and perspective, or – what it means to be small.

  • Typical Israeli characteristics - their impact on cooperation, how to cope with them and how make the best of them.

  • How culture influences technological innovation, from agriculture and medicine, to the defense industries.

  • Business models, management styles and contemporary concepts such as co-working space and innovation centers.

  • What Chinese investors should look for and look out for.

  • Israeli management, leadership and organizational paradigms - contemporary organizational and managerial methodologies and their Israeli implementation. 

  • Interpersonal methods for reaching effective communication and collaboration with Israelis.

  • Expectation management and mitigating culture shock.

Guiding Principles
  • Frontal lectures, accompanied by test cases and hands-on simulation.

  • Minimum theory - maximum practicality.

  • Focus on interpersonal skills at the core of inter-cultural engagement.

  • Reach tangible results – capabilities which can be easily and immediately applied.


Target Audience:

  • Chinese entrepreneurs, businesspersons, and investors.

  • Chinese companies with Israeli branches or Israeli partners.

  • Diplomats serving in Israel or interacting with Israeli diplomats.

  • Members of Chinese academic institutions with ties to Israel.​

  • Tourists wishing to gain a broader understanding of Israel.


  • Workshops - half day / full day / two or three day formats.

  • Single lectures - tailor made and focused by request.

Class Size:

  • Lecture - no limit.

  • workshop dynamic achieved with approximately 15 attendants.

Workshop Language:

  • English (taking into consideration interpretation).

  • Slides include headlines in Mandarin.

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