I very much encourage you to use the opportunity to observe various interactions between people of different backgrounds. This can be so revealing in terms of what they value, what’s important for them and how that impacts their communication style.
It often happens that other people rush us into something that we are not ready to do or admit, they expect more from us that we can give or they compare us to others. And it is very often not with bad intentions! However, the simplifications that we hear may affect our pace of adaptation […]
I’ve read such a good book recently! I need to share it with you! I got intrigued by the description of this book that I read on one of the blogs, but the way in which it resonated with me was more than I expected. Such a great metaphor of moving abroad and adjusting to […]
I have only just realised that it has been 30 months already since I first moved abroad. From the country I have lived in all my life (Poland) to the country I thought I knew relatively well after spending so much time in the English classes.
It is not uncommon to hear people questioning the idea of workforce diversity – whether that relates to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. When I talk to people, read articles in the internet or watch news or YouTube videos, I stumble across multiple comments, which question the whole movement around the topic of diverse and […]
You may be sitting there, thinking about how everyone else is travelling, setting up their own businesses, planning the new year, doing projects abroad, living abroad… You may be considering such a move abroad yourself and you may have various reasons for it – adventure, career development, following your partner during their project abroad.
So… you decided to go home for the Christmas break. Sounds great! You can spend this holiday period with people you love, with people you have been missing for so long! But wait, does that mean buying gifts for all? So many people to think of! So much stuff to take! What about the airline […]
It’s so easy to fall into the busy spiral of all the move logistics – the boxes, the travel, the shipping, the bank account, the apartment… A lot of us forget however that our mental well-being is also a big part of the move. The stress and frantic running around are not particularly helpful with […]
The reality these days is that a lot of us work within teams whose members are not based in the same locations. You might like it or hate it, but you can’t really change it. What you can change is how you approach the challenges related to such set up of work.
How do you feel when you realise how much there is to do before moving abroad? I know, I know… better not think about it.