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?
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 […]
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 […]
A while ago I was writing about how globalisation might help us in relocation, how instead of whining that we’re losing the identity because of all the global brands we can switch our thinking to seeing positives of this situation and use it to your advantage. Today I’d like to mention one more very common […]
Have you ever worked on a project with your team being spread across multiple locations? Have you ever encountered problems in communication in between the teams based in different countries? Have you ever thought about what you can do to make this type of cooperation more efficient? I recently have and here’s a couple of […]
Whether you are an employer or an employee you can benefit from reflecting on the ways the organization and employee can work together to ensure a smooth adaptation to the new location.
On this sunny (at least in London :)) Sunday afternoon I’d like to share some interesting reads with you. As usual, you will find something interesting about Business, Psychology and Expat life. Let’s start with business. Continuing on the Cultural Map series , I definitely encourage you to read some more of Erin Meyer’s blog […]
I hope you enjoyed the series of posts about one of the approaches to identifying dimensions of cultures, created by Erin Meyer. This post is supposed to provide a brief summary of the dimensions so that you have them in one place as well as encourage you to explore the dimensions in more detail.
Let me tell you a short story about George. George is a business development manager and that role requires him to acquire new customers frequently and persuade people to buy his products or services. He needs to frequently find arguments, prepare presentations, do his research in order to provide the results that his employer expects. […]
So… you’d like to hire some really good employees for your new project, but somehow it turns out that your candidate pool is very diverse culturally, including people from all over the world who are interested in that role. You review the applications, you interview them all and although you’re impressed by many of the […]