• A simple and powerful process
  • Experiential learning through critical incidents
  • Reliable, repeatable, and structured process
  • Quickly develop applicable skills


Cultural Detective Belgium will enable anyone who works with Belgians to better understand their colleagues' working style, preferences, motivations and to function more effectively. Scenarios include a broad mix of Belgian colleagues—French and Flemish, young and old, male and female, in both large corporations and smaller companies.

Cultural Detective Belgium contains the following stories and critical incidents:

  • Relocating to Brussels:

    A Dutch expatriate and his family relocate to a beautiful house in the suburbs.

  • Small People:

    A US financial director meets his Belgian team for the first time.

  • New Site, A:

    A Belgian plant manager starts a new production site in Thailand.

  • Appointment, An:

    A Belgian sales representative on a trip to South America—first stop, Buenos Aires.

  • Circles:

    An over-enthusiastic Belgian sales manager lays down his working methods to Congolese workers only to find out later they had set up their own system.

  • French is the Best:

    A French industry manager arrives in Belgium to improve revenue results.

  • Instructions:

    A Belgian marketing manager gives instructions to an Indian intern and finds the intern less than motivated.

  • Lunch in Belgium:

    Belgian and German workers go out for lunch, and the different approaches to work-life balance are apparent.

Cultural Detective Belgium was authored by Sabine Tobback,Marie-Thérèse Claes and Dianne Hofner Saphiere.