Do you sometimes wonder what others think about you? Or why won’t they just get what you mean? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I’ve got an exercise that can help you make sense of it!
Polish people are hardworking, often look angry and drink a lot. These are stereotypes. But is there some truth in this? Is this something that can be explained? What’s it like to work with Polish people?
Detective meets various people in various difficult points in their lives. He has to try understanding their emotions, their ways of being, how they live. He has to gather a lot of information and make sense of them. He has to draw parallels between various clues he found…
So many times I’ve read or heard people who have visited 50+ countries and claimed to know so much about the various cultures of the world. However, I’ve also met so many people who haven’t had the chance to travel so much but are great intercultural specialists. So what’s the deal here? What’s better for your […]
Do you categorize and stereotype? Probably yes, because it is simply how our brain works. But don’t let it be the only lens you use on yourself and others. Common first associations with words: labeling, categorizing, stereotyping are negative. I usually like to challenge that. Creating categories, labels, buckets, structures is first of all a […]
Series ‘I wish I’d…’ is supposed to serve one purpose – help new expats avoid some of my mistakes and make their transition smoother. Of course, you still need to make your own learning. But even if you just reflect on one little thing from the below list and avoid even one difficulty during your […]
If you are employed by a global company and even more so if you live in a very international city, you will work in diverse teams. That’s a fact. For some it might be easier than others and that’s where articles like this can be helpful. If you are in a situation where a new […]
So often I was thinking that I wish I’d known certain things before moving abroad. So often I wished I’d known about expat blogs beforehand. If you or anyone in your environment is planning to move abroad, please do share with them this blog and other resources I’m recommending so that they have an easier […]
A lot of us know the joys of working with people based in different locations. Especially those of you who have worked in or with bigger companies. There are lots of calls and virtual meetings involved in such cooperation, but also a lot of misunderstandings and challenges related to this kind of work. Let’s take […]
You moved abroad. You experience all these various different (weird?) things. People tell you to adapt to the new culture. You feel uncomfortable, not even sure if you are you anymore. Everyone else around you seems to know better what you should do, how you should adapt, how quickly you should do it (surely if […]