“Is this worth it?” Many individuals ask this question as they weigh various investments of their time, money, and energy. One such investment is that of an international study program. Whether students are going abroad for one semester, or for their entire education, many questions and uncertainties may cross their minds. Some of which include whether or not they will be able to communicate with those of a different language, whether or not they will gain the rich learning e
When people think of Mickey Mouse, they commonly think of Walt Disney. But creating the well-known character was actually a team effort. In the early 1900s, a different character—Oswald the Lucky Rabbit—represented Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Though created by Disney, Oswald was owned by Universal. Wanting to sever ties with the other studio, Walt Disney assembled a team of animators and composers to create a new character to be the face of Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.
Judith Hornok—or “The Decoder” as some people know her—is the founder and CEO of the innovation company Hornok & Partner. There, she helps organizations improve business relationships in the Gulf states by assisting them in understanding the Arab psyche. Hornok’s interest in learning about people has led her to study what she coined to be the “special codes” of people across the globe. Hornok defines a decoder as “a person who invests a lot of time in studying people, their s
This episode is all about managing relationships. Join us as we take on two more “Culture Map” scales: Leading and Trusting. #levelsofauthority #hierarchical #lead #cognitivetrust #workingwithdifferentcultures #workingwithmulticulturalteams #Communication #taskbasedcultures #Japan #BosniaandHerzegovina #friendship #cultivatingrelationships #classroom #Behavior #powerdistance #understand #culturalnorms #affectivetrust #interculturalrelationships #CostaRica #decentralization #I
In this episode, we discuss the evaluating, disagreeing, and communicating scales formed by Erin Meyer. Along the way, we learn why the Swiss don’t necessarily mean to be rude, the Japanese know how to read the air, and more. #teamsuccess #readtheair #multiculturalteams #evaluatinng #negativefeedback #receivingfeedback #workingwithdifferentcultures #internationalbusiness #implicitcommunication #blunt #directandindirectnegativefeedback #sugarcoating #Japan #nonconfrontationalc
Americans are obsessed with productivity. From self-help books to TED Talks, we find ourselves searching for ways to work longer and more efficiently. While diligence and efficiency are hallmarks of great professionals, are we missing something? Is there a better way than the tried and true American method? Could a Swedish tradition hold the key to increasing employee morale and developing better teams? Fika in the Workday The tradition is fika, and it couldn’t be more antith