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Intercultural Competence in Healthcare

Intercultural Competence in Healthcare

Have you ever received medical care abroad and encountered communication challenges or even misunderstandings? Or have you ever faced challenges when trying to provide medical care to someone who couldn’t understand you? In cross-cultural communication in healthcare,...
Are Introverts Better Leaders of Virtual Teams?

Are Introverts Better Leaders of Virtual Teams?

Embedded in the 2022 SIETAR Congress Re-Thinking Interculturalism, Prof. Marie-Therese Claes, Head of the Institute for Gender and Diversity at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, presented her latest research on this exciting question. During the...
Virtual Closeness in the New Normal

Virtual Closeness in the New Normal

  How can we create virtual closeness in a culturally sensitive and culture-independent way? Virtual collaboration has become the new norm for many (international) teams and in the context of training programs. Success criteria for both virtual collaboration and...
Blind Spots

Blind Spots

Blind Spots I am an intercultures consultant based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa).The story I am about to tell you has the potential to help you see something you have been missing. Something important. As part of my interest in learning more about life in...
How to Avoid a Cross-Cultural Blunder

How to Avoid a Cross-Cultural Blunder

How to Avoid a Cross-Cultural Blunder If you have caught the international news recently, you may understand why it is an exciting time to be in Burkina Faso. On 21 October 2014 the Burkinabégovernment agreed to send a controversial bill to the National Assembly. One...
Never Say This to an Expat

Never Say This to an Expat

Never say this to an expert We have all been there. Someone comes back from a 2-year assignment in an exotic location. Your interest is sparked. The first thing you ask is, “So, what was it like?” The person looks back at you and says, “It was great.” You say, “I am...