Is your team ready for intercultural dialogue?

How to facilitate opportunities for dialogue in a culturally diverse team? Making everyone's voice in your team heard and understood by facilitating team building, communication, and open dialogue! This blog provides three different practical methods to facilitate opportunities for dialogue in a culturally diverse team. It also will give insights in cultural peculiarities based on…

The Netherlands, a hard nut to crack.

Intercultural competence cannot be reduced to a simple personality trait, or some abstract textbook knowledge. It's for a large part related to language, to the capability of managing conflicts, and to social responsibility. According to Edward Hall we can place these in the categories of context, space and time. These categories can help you interpret…

Does your personality influence adaptation?

Looking in the mirror from time to time to evaluate how "things are going" is always a good idea. Taking personality tests online (on a regular basis because when you evolve so does your personality) can give your valuable insights in the way you live your life/want to live your life. Dialogue with the Dutch…

How many levels do you know?

Levels of diversity Did you know that when we talk about diversity we often think about culture? Well cultural diversity definitely is one of the layers of diversity, but there is more to it than culture alone. Culture is actually the outer layer of the diversity paradigm, therefor it's very visible. No wonder this is…

Measuring the success

After my recent blogs on internationalisation in higher education, the next step naturally seems to be is looking at how we can measure the success of internationalisation in higher education. One way to do this is by looking at the outcomes and impacts of internationalisation. A recent research by Hudzik and Stohl addresses this subject…

Personal motivation in perspective

This blog relates the use of intercultural communication models to individual motivation by shortly addressing a few of the most commonly used models to several aspects of personal motivation. Over the years, many theories related to the diversity of culture with a focus on societies have been published. To name a few big ones that…