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Team Readiness: Helping your team help itself

When did you last enjoy being part of a (culturally) diverse team? Diverse teams have three options: They may end up in conflict, they may perform like regular teams, or they may outperform such teams in creative and cooperative potential.

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Intercultural Sensitivity

When did you last check your Intercultural Sensitivity? Hard facts about a soft skill If you could choose between Knowing China’s Top 10 Do’s and Taboos and Sensing How Your Chinese Business Partner Feels Right Now: What would you choose? Nobody wants to give offence...

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Stay focused and Learn from others

The more tools we have for connecting, the more distracted we get. We just started a good conversation, and the phone rings. We almost finished that brilliant thought, and a WhatsApp message plops up. Just a sec to reply to that email, but whoosh, another newsletter...

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Watching foreign films with friends

Heard of Intercultural Sensitivity? Watch a foreign film together According to the ‘Intercultural Readiness Check’, intercultural sensitivity is the first step towards successful multicultural interaction. We get to notice and explore deeper differences between...

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The Ambiguity of Things

About not-knowing, never understanding why and letting go Article in ‘Reflections on Intercultural Craftsmanship' (2017) - Yvonne van der Pol I remember well that as Master students in Cultural Anthropology, we devoured Nigel Barley’s book The Innocent Anthropologist:...

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