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The Culture of Queuing

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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

The Impact of Culture on the Brain

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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

Keeping an eye on expat mental health

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I always keep a box of tissues nearby when I’m facilitating a pre departure program. 

Why? These programs are often the first time our clients have talked about how they’re feeling – how overwhelmed they feel dealing with the logistics of the move, how anxious they feel about uprooting their family to a completely new country, or how stressed they feel about taking on a new role where they don’t speak the language.  Last week I had the partner of an expat burst into tears because they were leaving behind their elderly mother and weren’t sure whether they would see them again. Read More

Australian Millennials in the Workplace- Research and Event Series

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For the first time in history Australia’s workforce comprises of five generations. Generation Y, also known as millennials, will take over as the biggest working population since the baby boomers. Millennials are tech-savvy and socially conscious, and are the most tertiary qualified generation. They offer distinct skills and abilities from previous generations as well as different values when it comes to accepting a job and staying in it. Millennials in the workplace is a topic that has the world talking. Read More

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