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Moving abroad is a complex undertaking. It requires coordinating many aspects of your life and restarting this life in a new environment. You have to think about visas, taxes, packing your goods and moving them from one location to the other, closing up various things in the current location, find a new apartment, help your […]
Let me add my two cents to the conversations on how to hold productive virtual meetings these days. But it will not be about the logistics of that type of work – you can read more about that in another article on challenges of working in remote teams. There are certain cultural aspects of communication […]
Stereotyping is bad, we should all know that. But then… we also see that we do have a certain view of the world and of certain groups of people, based on our previous experiences, what we’ve read or what we’ve heard from others. So should we stop reading, learning and experiencing to have a blank […]
Another year, more experiences, new learnings… and yet, some cultural myths are still prevalent in our thinking, and stop us from making the best out of our international teams, work and life. It’s time to bust them once and for all! Here are ten most common myths I hear from people about working across cultures. […]
You want to be effective in your work, I’m sure. You probably also want to make people feel like they can come speak with you and like they have the support they need in their roles. But even us, the People people, sometimes follow our natural communicating styles, which are culturally influenced, without adapting. They […]
When working with people from different cultural backgrounds, do you also sometimes feel a strong emotion, but find it difficult to pin down why it is even actually there and what it means? If it’s anger you could feel your heart racing, your body finding it hard to just stay still – maybe you’re […]
There was multiple times where I felt annoyed, annoying, or stupid after moving abroad. At times, it was easier to deal with those emotions, other times it was not. There was one thing that I definitely learned from experiencing those emotions. I learned what truly matters to me. I learned what my values are. Some […]
Many of us when moving homes focus deeply on the logistics, packing, shipping, closing contracts for the internet or other utilities. And that is true not only during an international move. But so many of us forget to look after our mental well-being during this time.
Introversion is not a disease. But those who are introverted know that being that way can pose some challenges in today’s world. There is a tendency to reward primarily extrovert behaviours, such as the ability to quickly build rapport with multiple colleagues during a networking event, express your emotions openly or socialise in a work […]