I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
~ Michael Collins
Do you ever feel like that? Particularly when you are working with another country and you aren’t totally familiar with their culture and way of working?
Probably, you will think the problems are because you don’t speak the language well enough. I have lived/worked in 7 countries and with many others. Language really isn’t the obstacle – although it definitely makes life easier – but I did work with one man, him speaking Italian, me speaking Spanish, with the odd word of French as a back-up!
The key is showing that you understand their needs, their values and their beliefs, in life not just at work. Often these are totally different to your concepts and culture, so stay open-minded and read/listen to everything possible to understand how they think, then adapt yourself to them.
They need to feel you understand them, respect them and are willing to work their way. They need to trust you! Then you are welcomed into their professional family and are no longer an earthling alone on another planet!
Career: Understand the culture and way of working.
Corporate: Excel at Inspiring Holistic Leadership as well as International Career Development.
Wellness and Wellbeing: Manage the pressure and optimise health and positivity.
CAREER and WELLNESS TOGETHER!
Working internationally can bring added pressure because of the extra understanding needed, the adaptation, being unfamiliar with people and concepts and just by being alone in an unknown environment so wellness and wellbeing have added importance in this situation.
My clients are motivated, focused professionals committed to an impressive career with exceptional results, and all this while optimising holistic wellness for themselves and those around them. Win-win for everyone!
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