Are you working from home? Have you found working virtually to be a challenge? The Intercultural team has put together some tips to make life a bit easier for you right now.
Early this year International Consultants Centre (ICC) launched our groundbreaking research on Generation Y in the workplace. We looked at what it takes to engage and retain Gen Y, aka millennials, and dispelled a few myths. If you missed it, you can take a look at some of the key takeaways. Read More
International assignments are on hold, business trips have been suspended and overseas travel is no longer possible. Despite these travel restrictions, one thing hasn’t changed: working across cultures. So if we can’t get on a plane and meet face-to-face, how do we have meaningful interactions with colleagues and partners overseas? How do we build trust and foster relationships without meeting in person?
Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting at the same time, and with these conflicting emotions come challenges. Being well prepared and knowing what to expect from your new city, how to prepare and organise your relocation tasks, and how to research and choose a community that will meet all of your needs are just a few of the challenges you will face.
Last week the ABC’s Hack published an article on the phenomenon known as reverse culture shock and its relationship to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Working in intercultural training, we spend a fair amount of time discussing reverse culture shock in the context of expats returning home after an international assignment. Read More
A very British queue. Source: The Independent
Have you ever stopped to think about when and how you learnt to queue? Being raised in Australia, it would seem obvious to stand behind the person being served to wait for your turn. If you did this in Cuba, for example, your turn might never come. Read More
Did you know that our culture impacts on our brain? There are a number of studies that demonstrate how the activity in our brains can change from culture to culture. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is increasingly being used to study the impact of culture on our brain’s functioning and there are some interesting results surfacing in the field of cultural psychology. Read More