Category Archives: intercultural training

Why employers value intercultural skills


New research shows that employers around the world value staff who understand the role of culture at work. Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org What do employers understand by ‘intercultural skills ?  Ability to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints.  Respect for others’ and ‘adapting … Continue reading

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Where are you really from ? An Expat Perspective On Racism


I found the question in this article very interesting:   Is It Racist to Ask People Where They’re From? As an expat, I am asked all the time where are you really from ?  and I usually have different answers for different … Continue reading

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What Does Interculturality Mean ?


                        A number of studies on the development of intercultural skills and competences have shown that first-hand experience of ‘otherness’ and even sojourns in a foreign country are not … Continue reading

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Indulgence vs. Restraint – Do we need this 6th Dimension in Intercultural Training and Coaching ?


What insights does Hofstede’s 6th and least frequently discussed dimension on Indulgence vs. Restraint give us to help us to collaborate more effectively with people from other cultures? See on http://www.communicaid.com I don’t think this is a valid dimension and would … Continue reading

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Using a foreign language changes moral decisions


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Such moral choices could depend on whether you are using a foreign language or your native tongue. A new study from psychologists finds that people using … Continue reading

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Intercultural Communication at Work


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders In this globalised world, communicating in intercultural contexts is not as easy as it may seem… Anne Egros‘s insight: When you don’t understand someone’s behavior in intercultural context, ask questions, don’t guess through your … Continue reading

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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Anne Egros‘s insight: A very much-needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism. For example, too often managers are chosen for their abilities to speak the local language but someone can have a … Continue reading

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