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 […]
I have been working in recruiting for over four years now, dealing with international applications from all over the world for over three. What I keep seeing and hearing when talking to other recruiters though is that both during the initial selection process as well as interviews the cultural differences have their impact. And it’s […]
Some further reads on culture, intercultural business and expat life today 🙂 The first article is an introduction to some further studies that have been made around how cultures and their values still have a great influence on individuals even in this globalised world. How we use colours, how we think about a society […]
Another portion of articles on the topic of cultural differences, business, cross-cultural psychology and expat life. Some reads for current expats or expats-to-be have been listed on Expat Focus. Very interesting website for people who look for information on various aspects of moving abroad and starting a new life in a foreign place away […]
Whether at work or outside of it we meet people who do disagree a lot, challenge our way of thinking and force us to come up with more and more counterarguments. Why do they do that?
In the previous post I mentioned quite a few advantages of using cultural dimensions when dealing with cultural differences and related challenges. This time I would like to talk about some counterarguments to show you a bigger picture of how they can be used.