Insights from the Millennial Webinar

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Last week, ICC’s resident millennial and research lead Kate Gilkison sat down with millennial panellists Pruthvi Shivaram (Cricket Australia) and Monique Dawson (EY) to talk about the findings from the 2020 research study:
Australian Millennials in the Workplace. The study revealed some fascinating insights into the expectations, preferences and values of Australian professionals aged 23-39. Read More

One thing that hasn’t changed: working across cultures

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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?

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Relocating Within Australia

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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.
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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

Only in India

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International Consultant’s Centre intercultural trainer Annabel Rattigan visited India earlier this year and shares with us three of her experiences that can only happen in India.

India is one of my favourite countries in the world. It is full of contradictions. It is chaotic yet calm, generous but tough, colourful but grey, and progressive yet traditional.

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Relocating in times of global uncertainty

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The growing risk of terror-related issues can naturally be a source of stress for international assignees and has been found to impact on workplace attitudes, performance and assignment duration (Reiche 2014b). It can also render the recruitment of future expatriate employees much more difficult (Scullion, Collings and Gunnigle 2007). Yet multinationals must still continue to encourage staff to work abroad so as to develop – and train others with – the necessary skill set
required to compete in the international market.

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