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
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
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
We live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. This means that it is more important than ever to understand how culture impacts the work that we do and the way we relate to others. The Culture Map offers a practical model for “decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures”. Read More