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 […]
Culture shock is more than just differences between where you’re from and where you arrived. It has its origins in our childhood environment, in the social groups we’ve been surrounded by and a part of, in our everyday life that we have been leading until the moment of moving abroad.
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 […]
In the previous post I was focusing on the negative aspects of living In London, outlining some of the more frequent complaints that various foreigners have when moving to this city. I sympathize with many of them as I either used to or am still complaining about certain aspects of the life here. However there […]
Inspired by a podcast I have recently found I decided to relate to the issues experienced when living in London and share some of my personal thoughts on the topic. The podcast was prepared by Luke from Luke’s English Podcast – a great resource for those of you wanting to practice British English, by the […]
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 […]
Going abroad is a great opportunity to learn a foreign language, try working in a new environment, meet new people, grow as a person in general. It seems like a perfect thing for extroverts – lots of new things, lots of new people, lots of uncertainty, and lots of energy that you need to put […]